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An unusual response to a university press book

January 12th, 2010

I see a lot of beautiful books while working with university presses.  But for some reason a simple yet riveting book caught my eye at the MLA conference this year, and it will be the feature of my first MLA post for 2010 as I blog what happened there.


The title is Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books from Yale University Press, and its unusual concept is a collection of essays written by architects who love books.  The editor was Michelle Komie, and Michael Bierut and Yve Ludwig of Pentagram designed the cover (I originally posted that Michelle designed it, and she wrote immediately to correct me).  I met her at MLA and was so taken with the look of this book that I may have praised it a bit too much, but I was serious, it’s that cool.  This will be a series.

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