The Book by Design

Regular price £40.00 GBP
The Book by Design celebrates the book in all its forms, whether manuscript, scroll, concertina, movable, codex, digital. Based around 20 significant items in the Library’s collections, this new publication traces major moments in the history of this remarkable invention.Each one has a distinctive and successful design, ranging from famous examples, such as the Lindisfarne Gospels and The Grammar of Ornament to lesser-known formats such as Southeast Asian palm leaf books and Russian futurist wallpaper books. Interspersed between the main chapters are shorter features on particular aspects of book production or book types. These allow the reader to explore more… Read more