The Book: Art & 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.
This publication is being sold as part of one of the latest Designer Bookbinders Special Projects. Associate Members are encouraged to purchase and bind a copy of this book for inclusion in an exhibition at the Designer Bookbinders AGM in 2023. For more details visit the Specials Projects page of the website.