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The most popular Book design books currently available. Updated weekly.
100 Postcards from Austen to Zola
Words Fail Me
Format for Graphic Designers
Hooded Gunman: An Illustrated History of Collins Crime Club
A lavish full-colour celebration of the 2000 books by more than 250 authors published by the iconic Crime Club between 1930 and 1994.
Snail that Climbed the Eiffel Tower and Other Work by John Minton: The Graphic Work of John Minton
Role of the Scroll: An Illustrated Introduction to Scrolls in the Middle Ages
A beautifully illustrated, full colour history of scrolls and their uses in medieval life.
Bookbinding: A step-by-step guide
Topics include:Single-section bindings; paperback and hardbackMulti-section bindings; full cloth case, photograph album, quarter leather binding with paper or cloth-covered sides, and wrap-around structureContainers; phase box, slipcase and portfolio case
Illustrated Dust Jacket: 1920-1970
As the 'beautiful book' comes back into vogue, Martin Salisbury delves into the history of the illustrated book jacket, tracing its development across the 20th century through some of the most iconic designs of the era.
Dear Howard: Tales told in letters
Toward a Global Middle Ages - Encountering the World through Illuminated Manuscripts
This important and overdue book examines illuminated manuscripts and other book arts of the Global Middle Ages.
Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design
The latest addition to the stylish Mid-Century Modern gift range, featuring elegant illustrations of classic pieces presented in a compact single volume.
Guest Book, Visitors Book, Guests Comments, Vacation Home Guest Book, Beach House Guest Book, Comments Book, Visitor Book, Nautical Guest Book, Holiday Home, Bed & Breakfast, Retreat Centres, Family Holiday Guest Book (Hardback)
Time and Place: Notes on the art of calendars
This small book brings together some of the beautiful art that has, for centuries, gone into the creation of almanacs and calendars. Alexandra Harris' text shows us how, through time, humans have sought to divide time into portions and how traditions associated with each month have made their way into the art of calendars and almanacs.
Japanese Bookbinding
Reading Art: Art for Book Lovers
A celebration of artworks featuring books and readers from throughout history, for the delight of art lovers and bibliophiles
Bibliophile Notes: 20 Different Notecards & Envelopes
Our irresistible Bibliophile publishing program from beloved illustrator Jane Mount includes notecards to win any bibliophile's heart, as well as a book and three ceramic vases.
Clothing of Books
Chip Kidd: Book Two
This book, a work of great graphic interest in itself, presents the recent work of a designer described as a design demigod, and the closest thing to a rock star in graphic design. According to the Huffington Post, Chip Kidd is the Meryl Streep of book design.
Are you sitting comfortably? The book jackets of Edward Bawden
Manga from the Floating World: Comicbook Culture and the <i>Kibyoshi</i> of Edo Japan, Second Edition, With a New Preface
Adam Kern offers a close reading of the vibrant popular imagination through kibyoshi, a genre of sophisticated pictorial fiction from late-eighteenth-century Japan. Illustrated with rare prints from Japanese archival collections, these entertaining works will appeal to the general reader as well as to the student of Japanese cultural history.
Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding
A study of the history of bookbinding, focusing primarily on the physical aspects of the binding and its construction principles. It surveys the evolution of binding structures from the introduction of the codex 2000 years ago to the close of the Middle Ages.
Arts and Crafts Book Covers
Theuerdank. The Epic of the Last Knight
Discover the last great epic verse of the Middle Ages. Theuerdank follows the highly embellished "real-life" story of Emperor Maximilian I, the first modern-age ruler to employ print media as propaganda. This edition reproduces an extremely rare original, gathering all 118 gold-adorned woodcuts, revelatory essays, fascimiles, and a chapter-by-...
Ladybird by Design
Charts the rise of the company that was initially known as Wills & Hepworth, from its origin as a small Loughborough printer to its growth into a global publisher beloved by millions of children, teachers and parents.
Book Cover in the Weimar Republic
Discover the cultural and intellectual hot bed of the Weimar Republic with 1,000 book designs from this golden age of publishing. From novels in translation to travel journalism, artist monographs to abortion debates, this part reference compendium, part vintage visual feast for the eyes, is a monument to a precious era of promise and to the...
Bookforms: A complete guide to designing and crafting hand-bound books, from the Center for Book Arts
With Bookforms, learn an array of traditional and contemporary hand-bookbinding methods from around the world from the instructors at the Center for Book Arts.
Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time
We may love books, but do we know what lies behind them?
Making Childhood Colorful: Designing Books for Children
Showcases high-quality children's book designs from various countries, covering a wide variety of styles.
Heroic Works: Catalogue for Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2017
This beautifully designed catalogue is not only a celebration of the Designer Bookbinders 3rd International Competition winning entries, but also a lavishly illustrated record of all the entrants from around the world. Texts are given a new look through the skills, seductive materials, and boundless inventiveness of the craft of bookbinding.
Muriel Cooper
The career of the pioneering designer Muriel Cooper, whose work spanned media from printed book to software interface; generously illustrated in color.
Paperbacks From Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction
Celebrating the weird, gory, freaky, amazing horror fiction of the 70s and 80s. With vintage art, hilarious commentary, recommended reading, and poignant creator biographies.
Graphic Devices and the Early Decorated Book
Examinations of the use of diagrams, symbols etc. found as commentary in medieval texts.
Artists and Their Books, Books and Their Artists
This stunning volume illuminates the current moment of artists' engagement with books, presenting artists' books as an essential medium in contemporary art.
Bookbinding: The Complete Guide to Folding, Sewing & Binding
Painting the Tales: The Folk Tales Collection
Selected cover illustrations from our Folk Tales series in full colour, plus a unique insight into their creation
Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Colour
A beautifully illustrated exploration of the significance of the colour pink in fashion, art and culture from the 18th century to the present day.
Book Parts
A bold and imaginative volume on the constituent elements of the Book, from the pre-print era through to the digital. The twenty-two chapters written by an international team delve into all elements of the book from title pages to endpapers, from dust jackets to indices, and everything else in between.
Manga from the Floating World: Comicbook Culture and the <i>Kibyoshi</i> of Edo Japan, Second Edition, With a New Preface
Adam Kern offers a close reading of the vibrant popular imagination through kibyoshi, a genre of sophisticated pictorial fiction from late-eighteenth-century Japan. Illustrated with rare prints from Japanese archival collections, these entertaining works will appeal to the general reader as well as to the student of Japanese cultural history.
Turkish Bookbinding in the 15th Century: the Foundation of an Ottoman Court Style
Typography. Advertising. Book Design
One discovers Max Bill as the tireless creator of highly individual types and commercial logos as well as a designer with a sense of visual humour. This book offers a comprehensive view of an area of work from Bill: typography, advertising and book design.
Word and Image: Art, Books and Design from the National Art Libra
This unique history brings together more than 150 spectacular objects from the National Art Library's collection of literature, prints, drawings and photographs.
This Book Is a Planetarium: And Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions
This is a book that pushes the boundaries of what it means to be a book!
Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders, &c.
Called the most beautiful book in the world by bibliophiles and designers around the world, this classic volume republished here for the first time is nothing short of spectacular.
Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding
Art of Pop-Up
An splendid showcase of the flip bok, from its origins until present-day authors and trends.
Fancy Pop Design
Paper: Material, Medium, Magic
Wide-ranging and multi-faceted this intriguing and beautifully produced book will change the way you relate to paper in an increasingly "paperless" society
How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books: A Guide for Primary Practitioners