Margaret Armstrong Book Design



Margaret Armstrong


Cover Design


Book Decoration

Career and Life







Margaret Armstrong

Lavender Old Lace

Spotted Mallow

Armstrong's Initials

Yacht version of Margaret Armstrong initals




Margaret Nielson Armstrong


(1867-1944) is considered one of the most influential book cover designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her artistic style melded Art Nouveau and rhythmic symmetry with an emphasis on natural motifs. Armstrong also developed her own distinctive type which distinguished her designs from her contemporaries. Armstrong produced over 250 cover designs over her career and she was also an accomplished botanists, editor and author.


Bouquet of Flowers signed by Armstrong

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Exhibit written and designed by Molly Gullett

ARB Intern 2012-2013