I noticed a trend in recent cover art for abnormal psychology cover artwork.
The textbook cover art by corner, 7th edition:
8th edition (2012):
and finally 9th Edition (2015):
All of these images are mediated, whether the face is suggested as puppet/cloth dummy, a sculpture mediated by the screen of clouds, or this woman of color lastly, mediated by what i first thought were cracks like that of a painting, but what may be a map. The geographical turn.
Interesting, and now this one by Butcher, first 14th edition (2009):
An old theme, the body turned away from the viewer. I have mentioned this before. Now the next (15th Ed., 2012):
The face in profile, staring at glass reflection. There are dualities in both of these, whether it is the reflected image in the glass, or the two way road. Then the most recent edition, 16th, 2013:
We see the a duality again this time, youth-age. And again, much like the other contemporary book, women of color.
Is this a trend? Let’s check on the most recent by Barlow..
and finally Rosenberg:
The last being a women covered with color, if not a woman of color.
What’s with this? These have all been updated I think since my first post on abnormal psychology textbook covers, here, and while I don’t know if my post has effected things, it is interesting.