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The Book: Art and Object by Philip Smith

Published 1982 in Merstham
small quarto (300x210x8mm), 68pages, stiff paper covers

Although the book is a paperback, it is sewn.

A collection of writings by Philip Smith including early articles from DBNL; texts of talks given to various institutions; essays on the development of contemporary binding, the economics of binding, the theory of design and much more. The book is profusely illustrated – not just with Philip’s bindings – in colour and black & white, and with diagrams.

Invitation to Associate Members to Exhibit

If you are an Associate member of Designer Bookbinders we would especially like to invite you to purchase and bind a copy of this book. We would then like to exhibit as many of the bindings as possible at the Designer Bookbinders AGM in London in 2023, so there is plenty of time to complete a binding! This is not a competition and there are no restrictions on approach, style or materials and it is open to Designer Bookbinders Associate members from anywhere. There are no entry fees and there are no prizes. All we ask is that you use your creativity and imagination to produce a binding you would be happy to show other members. You will be invited to offer your binding for sale if you wish and, in this instance, no commission will be taken by Designer Bookbinders.
Copies of the book are for sale at £5 + postage

Although we have a reasonable number of these books available, we expect there to be high demand, so please put in your request to Hannah as soon as possible.