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Watch our panel of award-winning graphic designers discuss the challenges and rewards of contemporary book design.
Watch Patrick Spedding's 2016 Foxcroft Lecture on the history of private case collections, where libraries filed 'dangerous' books away from...
Listen to a discussion on the hand-printing process, the influence of hobbyist printers on the broader culture, and a selection of poems written...
Listen to the 2015 Foxcroft lecture presented by Donald Kerr, discussing the libraries of three notable New Zealand book collectors.
Watch our lively panel discussion on the most interesting and challenging aspects of contemporary book design.
Barbara Brend on two of the world’s great illuminated manuscripts known as the ‘Khamsas’ or ‘Five Poems’.
See why Melbourne is a major centre for Australian printmaking and artists' books.
What are artists’ books and why are there so many in the Library’s Rare Printed collections?
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