Books On Books Collection – Gary Frost

A Crafted Typology of the Codex (2021)

A Crafted Typology of the Codex: Book Modelmaking as an Approach to Material Book Study (2021)
Gary Frost
Paperback perfect bound. H255 x W180 mm, 104 pages. Acquired from Alan Isaac Rare Books, 14 February 2022.
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This recent volume from Gary Frost contains some previously published content from the two other works in the collection (see below), but the new material makes it worth re-reading that content and being reminded to revisit the two works for what is not re-published here. The diagram below, providing an historical overview of types of codices and their relationship, is also worth keeping close to hand when reading other reference works (see Further Reading).

Adventures in Book Preservation (2012)
Future of the Book: A Way Forward (2012)

Adventures in Book Preservation (2012)
Gary Frost
Paperback saddle-stitched. H278 x W215 mm, 68 pages.
Future of the Book: A Way Forward (2012)
Paperback saddle-stitched. H280 x W215 mm, 98 pages. Both acquired from the author, 22 July 2012.
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Sample pages from Adventures in Book Preservation (2012)

Sample pages from Future of the Book: A Way Forward (2012)

Further Reading

Klaus Groh and Hermann Havekost, Artists’ Books / Künstlerbücher Buchobjekte / Livres d’Artistes / Libri Oggetti (1986)“. 2 July 2021. Books On Books Collection. Showing a four-way codex.

Hedi Kyle’s The Art of the Fold: How to Make Innovative Books and Paper Structures (2018)“. 24 September 2018. Books On Books Collection.

Claire Van Vliet, Woven and Interlocking Book Structures (2002)“. 8 August 2019. Books On Books Collection.

Burdett, Eric, and Constance Summers. 1983. The craft of bookbinding: a practical handbook. Newton Abbot: David and Charles.

Steere, Paula. “Materials and mechanics for book conservation: Part I. Engineering concepts for spine lining design“. The Book & Paper Gathering. Posted 9 June 2022 by Accessed 13 June 2022.

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