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The Form of the Book Book

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The Form of the Book Book brings together essential essays on the book – its history, present, and possible futures – by preeminent graphic designers and graphic design theorists/historians including Chrissie Charlton, Catherine de Smet, James Goggin, Jennie Eneqvist, Roland Früh & Corina Neuenschwander, Sarah Gottlieb, Richard Hollis and Armand Mevis.

It has a range in topic from the Matta-Clark Complex and Le Corbusier as book designer to the Most Beautiful Swiss Books in retrospect, modern typographer Herbert Spencer and essential notes for designers.

In a nod to Jan Tschichold’s famous collection of essays The Form of the Book (1975), this book offers in-depth analyses of key moments in the history of book design in order to better imagine the many forms the book will take, and is already taking, in our digital age.


The Form of the Book Book
Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge (Ed.)

Occasional Papers, 2009; reprinted 2010, 2015
ISBN 9780956260574

140 × 230 mm, 96 pp: English

Softcover, black and white