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Room: The Library of Inextricable Books

Indeed, books are scattered through The Palace of Typographic Masonry. Some provide sources, others pay it tribute. Yet here is a collection of particular interest to the typographic mason. Books, namely, tie into a long history expressing its meaning and content through form and appearance. Herewith, text and illustration are organised alongside to turn the book into a narrative object. The Library of Inextricable Books is a collection of such remarkable pieces. Take for example the book ‘Cover Cover’ (2018), designed by Irma Boom for the renowned fashion designers Viktor & Rolf, existing out of roughly 260 dust jackets bound together into a book format. Or, for example, how 'Coxcodex 1' guides its readers through the work of Paul Cox by means of illustrated arrows; turning the oeuvre catalogue into a traceable narrative.

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