22. Booktalk Twentytwo

Date: 24 August 2015
Venue:  Incheon Airport, Seoul
Participants/Friends: Phil, Hyunho, Yingtong

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바람이 바람을 불어 (The Wind is Blowing in the Wind) by 이용제
2015
Published by 활자공간 (Type-space)
ISBN 979-11-951852-4-5

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にじゅうまる (Double Circle) by Atsushi Shimizu
22 September 2015
Edition of 150, Self-published by めがねBOOKS
61 Books with Black Type on White Cover by niggli publishers, Sulgen, Bernd Kuchenbeiser Projects, Munich, and the authors 
2014
Published by Braun Publishing
ISBN 978-3-7212-0919-8 (small format)

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Xerox Project
20 August 2015
Published by Nam June Paik Art Centre
ISBN 978-89-97128-19-8

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19. Booktalk Nineteen

Date: 21 August 2014
Venue: Foyles café & Made in Italy (Soho)
Participants/Friends: Natalie, Phil, Yingtong

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Merckx 69 by Tonny Struken & Jan Maes
2014
Published by Bloomsbury
Photos by Tonny Struken; words Jan Maes; layouts Ron Reuman & Jan Maes; art direction Stephan Vanfleteren
ISBN 978-1-4729-1064-6
talk: A tribute book celebrating Merckx’s 69th year and perhaps the most important year in his career. An objective description and a subjective letter to Merckx dovetail each chapter (race). The typography is a bit gappy, but the book is more than redeemed by the stunning photographs.

Westminster Abbey 900 years by Westminster Abbey
1965
Text by The Dean & Chapter of Westminster Abbey; design & production Roger & Robert Nicholson
talk: I think I picked this up in a car boot sale a long time ago. At first I thought that the format was too narrow but a closer look shows that it is perfect. Narrow views, portraits and treasures fit the single page well, and its occasional use sideways is a lovely pragmatic touch too.

The Ride (issue IV)
2010
Editor Philip Diprose, ArtEditor Andrew Diprose
talk: Natalie showed The Plant a while ago: I brought this along because it reminded me of it a little – a new kind of elegance for the subject matter, and much original illustration.

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A School for Design Fiction, by James Langdon
2014
Published by Spector Books
ISBN 978-3944669274
talk: Been following works by Peter Nencini (for his experimentations and observations of the use and abstraction of objects) and James Langdon, both who collaborated to produce this publication. Good printing, & again Langdon’s use of unconventional type for reading.

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18. Booktalk Eighteen – west

Date: 15 March 2014
Venue: At the exhibition ‘Lettering: objects, examples, practice’ at Central Saint Martins (Open until 12 April)
Participants/Friends: Josse, Natalie, Phil

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Gradual (a book of music for the sung mass service) with Latin text and illuminated capitals written on vellum. Original binding.
Bologna, c.1480
Questions and disputations upon Genesis, by Nicholas Gibbens
London: Felix Kyngston 1602
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Tractatio nova de re equaria complectens partes tres, by George Simon Winters.
Nürnberg: Andre & Endter 1672
Four different typestyles used as a code for a textbook in four languages.
Motorway signs: The final report of advisory committee on traffic signs for motorways. 
London: Ministry of Transport 1962
This committee was chaired by Sir Colin Anderson and began work in 1957. Jock Kinneir was the consultant on design and his assistant was Margaret Calvert. Kinneir Calvert went on to work for the Worboys committee on signs for all-purpose roads 1961–4.
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Libanii Sophistae epistolae, by Joannes Christophorus Wofius.
Amsterdam 1738
A dictionary of biography and mythology printed in Greek and Latin
Sheets for the guidance of the signwriters of W H Smith, by Eric Gill.
Blueprints mounted on fabric, 1907
These formed the basis of the housestyle which lasted until 1973.

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Questions
‘I like books which grapple with several texts on the same page and the consequent arrangement. Here we have a main discussion arranged symmetrically on the spread, with copious notes bracketing it in the foredge and foot margins. The difference in type sizes is really all that enables one text to be differentiated from the other for there is no gutter to speak of! Note references run-on and are clear only by virtue of extra space either side.’
Gradual
‘College is lucky to have two 15C graduals. One: a good running-hand but naive and smudgy initials and badly hacked pages; and this, nicknamed ‘the one’. Everything about this – including It’s original binding – is good. In selecting which opening to show I chose this which shows the full range of achievement: the running-hand for the sung parts. the small script for the rubrics (instructions), the larger letters within the text, and the illuminated initials.’
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17. Booktalk Seventeen

Date: 12 October 2013
Venue: Cafe Monocle
Participants/Friends: Hyunho, Yingtong, Natalie, Phil
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Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book, by Irma Boom
2013
Published by Bijzondere Collecties
ISBN 978-94-6226-035-1
Bible (a set of 3), by ?
20??
Published by ?
ISBN ?
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Something to do and somewhere to do it, by Simon & Tom Bloor
2010
Published by Modern Art Oxford
ISBN 978-1-901352-48-1
Full moon, by Michael Light
2002
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN 9780375414947
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The most beautiful Swiss books, by ?
2004
Published by ?
ISBN ?
We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind, by ?
?
Published by ?
ISBN ?
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Le Mont Saint Michel, texts by François Enaud, photography by Luc Jaubert
1966
Published by Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques
(before ISBN)
Lincolnshire, (The Buildings of England series, BE27), Nikolaus Pevsner & John Harris
1964
Published by Penguin Books
(before ISBN)

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16. Booktalk Sixteen

Date: 15 September 2013
Venue: Whitechapel Gallery & Artbook fair
Participants/Friends: Alissa, Hyunho, Yingtong, Natalie

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???, by ???
1908
Published by ???
ISBN ???
???, by ???
1939
Published by ???
ISBN ???

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vier ziegel, 1.auflage:100 exemplare, by rhein-verlag
2011
Published by rhein-verlag
ISBN (not available)
nr.1—nr.24, 1.auflage:100 exemplare, by rhein-verlag
2011
Published by rhein-verlag
ISBN (not available)

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Playing John Cage, edited by David Toop and Martin Clark
2005
Published by Arnolfini
ISBN (not available)
I am Dora part 3, by Jemma Desai
2013
Published by ???
ISBN (not available)

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15. Booktalk Fifteen

Date: 04 September 2013
Venue: Barbican Centre
Participants/Friends: Yingtong, Hyunho, Phil, Natalie

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Around the Cave of the Double Tombs, by Lina Selander
2010
Published by OEI
ISBN 9789185905195
Carel Visser/Cor Blok , by Cor Blok
1968
Published by J. M. Meulenhoff Amsterdam
ISBN (not available)
ASIN B000HI22HY
Reconstructing Time, by Irene Kopelman
2005
Published by Roma Publications
ISBN (not available)
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the book on books on artists books, by ???
when??
Published by ??
ISBN 978-?
Facsimile Library, by ??
when??
Published by ?
ISBN 978-?
This book is part of A Stack of Books as well as it is A Book of Stacks, by Triin Tamm
when??
Published by ?
ISBN 978-9949-21-598-0 / 978-9949-21-583-6
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County of London Plan, by J H Forshaw & Patrick Abercrombie
1943 (2nd printing)
Published by Macmillan and Co. Ltd.
ISBN (not available)
The County of London Plan, by E J Carter and Ernö Goldfinger
1945
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN (not available)
The Organization Man, by William H Whyte. Cover design by Irwin Fabian.
1960
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN (not available)
Plan for New York City, by Peter S Richards (editor), William H Whyte, consultant. Design by Don Page, Page, Arbitrio & Resen Ltd.
1969
Published by New York City Planning Commission
ISBN (not available)
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Books on Japan 1931–1972, by ??
when??
Published by ?
ISBN 978-?
The Shelf, by ??
when??
Published by ?
ISBN 978-?

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14. Booktalk Fourteen

Date: 24 July 2013
Venue: Southbank
Participants/Friends: Hyunho, Natalie, Yingtong

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Alphabets old & new, by Lewis F. Day
when?
Published by B. T. Batsford Ltd.
ISBN 978-??
Lesser Known Architecture, by ?
201?
Published by ?
ISBN 978-?
Constructs No1: Constructions in Area & Space , by Moritz Grünke
2013
Published by Gloria Glitzer
ISBN (not available)
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Mel Bochner Photographs 1966–1969, by Mel Bochner?
when?
Published by ?
ISBN 978-??
Friederike von Rauch Sites, by Friederike von Rauch
201?
Published by Hatje Cantz
ISBN 978-3-7757-2039-7
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One + 1, by Daniel Eatock
when?
Published by ?
ISBN 978-??
User’s Manual Eastside Projects, by Eastside Project
2012
Published by Drift five
ISBN 978-1-906753-29-0
Jaime Gili: Repetition, by Jaime Gili
2012
Published by thebooksfromthefuture

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