Inside the book design business, from the history of books to their design, as well as details on printing and binding techniques, with a wealth of examples in full colour. Whether you are a graphic designer, a small press or a self-publisher, this publication will tell you everything: from the history of books to the printing and binding techniques, showcasing beautiful contemporary examples. Do you know when the first book was born? Have you ever wondered what are the basic components of a book? And how can we possibly make a book from scratch? Book Design is a publication that answers all these questions. This publication offers an overview of what a book is, how it is made, and how we can improve it with good design and printing techniques. The first two chapters focus more on historical and theoretical knowledge; the last two showcase examples of contemporary book designs, including detailed information and interviews with eight graphic designers from all over the world. It is a must have for those who want to know more about book design, as well as self-publishers and small presses. Editorial graphic design is one of the most comprehensive areas in design and this publication, filled with recent and contemporary examples, will provide you with the ins and outs to render a project from scratch to the finished book.