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A Beginner’s Guide to the Renaissance Book

Page in Liber amicorum
Page in Liber amicorum, 1602–12, Johann Heinrich Gruber. The Getty Research Institute, 870108. See full digitized book

A tour of the early printed page. More»

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An Art Book with a Surprise Inside

Front cover of Light Paper Process catalogue

The visual metaphor of the “sliver” informs an unusual book design. More»

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Meet the B-List Monsters of Greek Mythology

Teumessian fox spread from My Monster Notebook

Pity the second-tier monsters of ancient myth. “Ethon, no one’s heard of him,” laments mythology buff John Harris. “And what about the little-known Teumessian Fox? He was way cool.” B-list beasts might finally win your love with My Monster Notebook,… More»

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      You spin me right round baby, right round…

      Image from a 1617 book on cosmology, geometry, astrology and more. Page through the whole book here.


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