Written in a Tropical Glow

Dallas: DeGolyer Library, 2018. The book is in two parts: the first is a narrative history of the biological exploration of the Neotropics. The second part describes and investigates the books as physical objects. Written in a Tropical Glow is an exemplary piece of bookmaking, designed by Tom Taylor and printed by Bradley Hutchinson in an edition of 390 copies. The format is a generous folio (9 x 12), the paper Mohawk Superfine, printed letterpress in three colors in Summer Stone’s distinguished Cycles typeface. In addition to 166 text pages, there are 32 pages of color illustrations printed at Austin Digital Printing. The binding is from two contrasting Japanese fabrics.

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