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Nov 01, 2014

Irma on Books

Irma Boom

About this video


“A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic,” Carl Sagan memorably asserted, and nowhere is the physical making of a book more akin to the making of magic than in Irma’s work. In this talk, Irma speaks about the relevance of books, now and in the future. She explains how exploring the intrinsic characteristics of the printed book can result in a renaissance for the medium.


Irma Boom

Irma is an Amsterdam-based designer most noted for her books. She works in both the cultural and commercial sectors with commissions for the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Inside Outside, Fondazione Prada, Ferrari, Maserati, Vitra International, NAi Publishers, United Nations, OMA/Rem Koolhaas and Chanel. Irma is a senior critic at Yale University and an international lecturer. She is the youngest person to receive the prestigious Gutenberg Prize and is a recipient of the Johannes Vermeer Award.