strange and wonderful books

Strange & Wonderful: An Informal Visual History of Manuscript Books and Albums brings together an amazingly diverse group of volumes produced over time without the aid of a printing press.

Jed Perl, art critic at The New Republic, and author of a number of books, contributes a masterful introductory essay. 101 books are represented in full-color spreads, offering a survey of unique creations over a wide breadth of time, place and subject. From pre-Gutenberg manuscripts to contemporary one-of-a-kind artists' books, the whole suggests the birth of a new classification of outsider art. 

Designed by Fabio Cutró. Edited and compiled by Dan Wechsler. Photographed by Matt Weber.
Printed at Meridian Printing in East Greenwich, R.I., USA.

"a stimulating visual, often contemplative experience" New York Times


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