- Berkeley, California: CODEX Foundation, 2015.
- 5.5 x 7.75 inches
- paperback pamphlet
- 28 pages
- ISBN: 9780996218412
Price: $25.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 126795
Number eleven of the CODE(X)+1 Monograph Series. The Timeless Art of Allowing Books to Thrive is a dialogue between two theoretically and existentially divergent proponents of reading-executed in the manner of a conversation. Ulises Carrion's ground-breaking 1975 manifesto "The new art of making books" is here presented with interleaved remarks composed 40 years later by internationally renowned scholar, poet and typographer, Robert Bringhurst.
"Carrion's kind of art has not lacked for proponents and exponents in the academy or in the art world, but much that has been written along these lines is intellectually murky and burdened with pompous jargon. Carrion himself, by contrast, was plain-spoken and full of real ideas. My own predilections are different from his, and so we disagree on many fronts, yet he is lucid and articulate - and therefore someone I can talk to, dead or alive."
- from the preface by Robert Bringhurst
This limited edition of 500 copies was designed and printed by Peter Koch with the assistance of Jonathan Gerken.