The Form of the Book
A one-day conference on book design

St Bride Library, London

Friday 30 January 2009, 9.30am–5.30pm

The Form of the Book brings together highly acclaimed graphic designers, design critics and design historians to discuss various aspects of book design.

Themes such as materiality, typographic detailing, design historiography, artist’s books, methods of production and design ideology run throughout the day, in an exciting line-up of international speakers.

With Chrissie Charlton, Jenny Eneqvist / Roland Früh / Corina Neuenschwander, James Goggin, Sarah Gottlieb, Richard Hollis, Mevis & Van Deursen and Catherine de Smet

Curated by Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge


  • Full rate: £60 / £50 Friends of St Bride Library
  • Students, over 60s: £30 / £25 Friends of St Bride Library

The book of the Form of the Book

The talks will be published in the form of a book. To pre-order a copy or for further information, contact Occasional Papers:

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