Irma Boom has become one of the most widely renowned book designers in the world today. Her often ingenious solutions to individual book productions have gained her international fame and her work is now collected by many leading museums. Besides book designs she also creates corporate identities, postage stamps and posters. The Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam Library honoured Irma Boom with a major retrospective exhibition of her work. To accompany this exhibition she produced a catalogue. This miniature book contains a complete overview of her work, now re-printed in a slightly bigger version and with more pages.
In Book Manifest, world-renowned Dutch designer Irma Boom presents her vision on the essence, meaning and relevance of the book. Based on the in-depth research that Boom conducted into the development of the book in the library of the Vatican, Book Manifest is at once a survey of the history of the book and a miniature Irma Boom retrospective, reproducing a selection of more than 350 books she has designed over the course of her eminent career.