I have never understood why so many academic books have abstract, irrelevant pieces of artwork on their covers, when it would not be difficult to add a photograph or sketch related to the topic of the book.
This book, for example – The Cultures Of Work Organizations, by Harrison Truce and Janice Beyer – could have a photograph of people in an office environment. Instead, it has a painting of a red and orange splotch, by Merle Krumper.
The publisher, Prentice-Hall, employed a jacket designer for this book – Bruce Keneslaar. Bruce, if you’re out there, can you explain? What does the red splotch have to do with work cultures?