On Book Design

‘On Book Design’ by Richard Hendel

Richard Hendel

Yale University Press / 1998 / 210 pp

The refreshing rejection of didacticism Richard Hendel brings to the subject of book design here is equally evident in his follow-up, Aspects of Contemporary Book Design (University of Iowa Press, 2013). His writing about his own methods is lucid but not prescriptive, and his continuing curiosity about the discipline is evident in his investigation of other designers’ working practices.