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The Structure of “Iki”

Category : Design Talk · by May 11th, 2018

The Structure of “Iki” by Shuzo Kuki.

I borrowed an old hardcover from the library and am fascinated by this page design.

It was first published in 1930, and this book is published in 1974 as 24th print. The text area is pretty small compared to the size of the book.

The soft cover book was published in 1979 and I found one in my house printed in 1984.

The soft cover is significantly small and thin. The text is far more stuffed in one page.

I understand the soft cover is easier and cheaper for many without doubt.

But I cannot stop adoring this intelligent and sophisticated look of the old one.

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