Irma Boom. Book Manifest


This book is not yet published, but will be available from November 2022.

ISBN: 9783753300917 Category:

Irma Boom, Rem Koolhaas, Michael Rock, Mathieu Lommen, Louwrien Wijers, Nina Stritzler-Levine, Johan Pijnappel


World renowned Dutch designer Irma Boom is known for her bold experimental approach to her projects, often challenging the convention of traditional books in both physical design and printed content. In the book “Book Manifest” (the 3rd book in the series) Irma Boom presents her vision on the essence, meaning and relevance of the book. The basis for this book is formed by the in-depth research that Irma Boom carried out into the development of the book in the library of the Vatican. The knowledge she gained about this, and the inspiration it gave her, is shared with a selection of more than 350 books she designed, in which she extensively discusses the context and relationship with the old book. With this 1000-page, richly illustrated book, Irma Boom aims to inspire and encourage the new generation of designers to experiment, in order to ensure the book’s position for the future.

Boom’s books in the permanent collection of MoMA in New York, and Special Collectons of the University of Amsterdam (NL) collect her complete oeuvre: the Irma Boom Archive.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 11 x 15 cm
Publisher name Walther & Franz K├Ânig
Publication date 25 November 2022
Number of pages 1000
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 11 x 15 cm
Weight 300 g


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Irma Boom, *1960 in Lochem, lives and works in Amsterdam