Room&Book: What Makes A Book Rare Today?

7 Jun 2014

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Cost of entry

£5 / Free to ICA Members

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Piccadilly Circus/Charing Cross

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What makes a book ‘rare' in the 21st Century? Historically, the most essential factors in determining rarity have been its importance, availability and the amount published. But in a world saturated with facsimiles, multiple distribution and publishing platforms, as well as sophisticated design software, do these characteristics still apply? To accompany the inaugural Room&Book Art Book Fair, the ICA have invited an esteemed panel of speakers featuring Sven Becker, Louisa Riley-Smith and Emily King (chair) to discuss what defines a rare book today.


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