Hardcover book by Adolfo Best-Maguard with 183 pages of text. The orange front cover has black text which reads [A METHOD FOR / CREATIVE / DESIGN / ADOLFO BEST-MAUGARD]. Below this is a black band that has cut outs showing the orange cover beneath in the shapes of Best-Maugard's seven "primary elements" of drawing: straight line, spiral, circle, semicircle, wavy line, "s" shape, and zigzag. The title and author are in black text on the upper spine. On the lower spine in black is [ALFRED A / KNOPF]. The center of the spine shows evidence of a removed sticker [740 / B46]. The back cover is blank with an embossed logo for BOR201 Books in the lower right corner. The interior of the front cover has a black and white book plate that has been adhered to the board. The bookplate has an image of Notre Dame and a woman painting and says [EX LIBRIS / Lois Mailou Jones / DKW]. There is a torn library book plate on the reverse back cover. There are handwritten inscriptions inside the book.