Bookworm

Irma Boom’s books,

Irma Boom’s books
The Dutch designer is one of the leading figures in contemporary editorial design. Since the beginning of her career in the mid-1980s, Irma Boom has contributed to the revaluation of the book as an object, questioning the primacy of the electronic format that some predicted. Her books have a material quality that goes beyond the content.

Over the Bookworm sessions we will explore several iconic books that capture the spirit of the era in which they were designed. We will place the books in their context and try to define what makes them relevant in the history of 20th century editorial design. The Bookworm sessions are guided by Andreu Jansà, librarian and curator of the Enric Bricall Reserve Fund.

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