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The Look of the Book

For centuries book lovers have known that books are more than words on paper. If you are one of those people then you won’t want to miss these masters exploring the art of the book.

Robert Bringhurst, Audrey NiffeneggerAnik See and Seth

Host: Jerry Wasserman

For these four, every element that contributes to the book as object—the look, the feel, the paper, the design—is integral to what the book is about. Robert Bringhurst wrote the bible on typographic style; Audrey Niffenegger has taught bookmaking for two decades; Anik See designs, makes and restores books; and Seth is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and book designer. At a time when book production threatens to move to pixels on screens, it is important to hear from people who care deeply about books as physical objects.

Don’t miss this incredible talk at the 2009 Vancouver International Writers’ Festival

Check the full list of events at www.writersfest.bc.ca

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