In this issue
Retrospective on the life of the famous British art director Peter Saville, through a selection of books from his personal library. The books painted by Ed Ruscha, a portfolio of works exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery in New York in 2012. The bookbinding workshop leader Laurel Parker Book describes her collaborations with artists and publishers using specific examples. Between books and sculptures, portfolio of works by New York artist Tauba Auerbach. Meet the atypical collection of books by the Parisian artist and designer Jean-Jacques Rullier: encyclopedias for children, prediction books and exotic religious textbooks. The book publisher Daniel Canty talks about his practice on a trip to Quebec’s editorial design. The team of Feu Follet, a library of “old” books, tells us about their job, and what it means to be a bibliophile today. Discussion with Peter Steffensen, the founder of the Danish magazine Plethora Magazine, at the crossroads of art and science.
About The Shelf Journal
The Shelf Journal is a French-English annual review about the art of books and their design that gives the voice to bookmakers and writers specialised in that field. In form of interviews, in-depth articles, portfolios, and studies, the magazine explores the different questions that relate to the contents and the shapes of books, their creation and collection, by showing ancient as well as contemporary examples.