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Beautiful and inspirational but not a textbook on book design,
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This review is from: Notes on Book Design (Hardcover)
This book is about designing illustated books and book covers. It is a beautiful book in fairly large format. If you are looking for inspiration this is for you -- lots of examples covering a wide range of book subjects.
If you are looking for a text book on the subject it may not be for you.
The typeface choosen for most of the text looks better than it reads and Birdsall does even comment on it himself. This is no serious drawback as the ammount of text to read through is limited.