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Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:57 minutes
Director:James Kennard
Year Released:2020
Production Country:USA


"Not just a dazzling introduction to the art of the book, also a passionate tribute to this extraordinary invention that renders the intangible - ideas, thoughts, feelings - tangible." —Economist

"Proves that digital isn't the death knell for books so much as a herald of their emancipation as mere content-delivery systems."
—San Francisco Chronicle

The Book Makers profiles an eclectic group of people who have dedicated their lives to answering the question: what should books become in the digital age? From the esoteric world of book artists to the digital libraries of the Internet Archive, the film spins a tale of the enduring vitality of the book, capturing the painstaking but pleasurable process of creating hand-crafted books, in a diverse range of styles and mediums. The Book Makers travels from New York to Germany's Black Forest, culminating in the Codex Book Fair in San Francisco, where the cast of characters congregates to sell their books to collectors from universities and the Library of Congress, and to curious buyers from around the world.

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