Irma Boom De architectuur van het boek

Lecturis publishing house and The Special Collections department of the University of Amsterdam are publishing a revised and updated reprint of the Irma Boom monograph in two formats: a miniature book and an XXL edition.


Irma Boom (1960) is a graphic designer specialising in book design. In 2010, The New York Times described her as ‘probably the finest book designer of our time’. The comment was prompted by the publication in that year of a miniature book featuring an overview of her book designs. This monograph quickly sold out and gained an almost legendary status.

In partnership with the University of Amsterdam’s Special Collections, Lecturis is now publishing a significantly revised and updated reprint of this work. Two different formats are being printed, containing identical content: a miniature book (41.4 x 54.0 mm) and an XXL edition, measuring 345 x 455 mm and weighing in at 7.5 kg. Both books (in English) have a stitched softcover binding and coloured edges and are packed in (different) boxes.

This reissue is being timed to coincide with the exhibition Irma Boom: L’architecture du livre 2013–1986 at the Institut Néerlandais in Paris, from 17 September to 15 December.


18 september15 december 2013

Vol tarief: 4 € / gereduceerd tarief: 2 €
Combinatie entrée met de tentoonstelling Hieronymus Cock – La gravure à la Renaissance:
Vol tarief 6 € / Gereduceerd tarief 4 €

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