"The grid is the underwear of the book" by Massimo Vignelli. This video discusses his approach to book design in a video produced for Mohawk's "What Will You Make Today? Video design by Michael Bierut/Pentagram.
The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design was published in 2012. It consists of a large, dark green cardboard box which is used to house 1000 double-sided A3 cards. Each card displays its visual example on a simple, sparse white background. The reader can focus solely on the image, before turning the card over to reveal a written summary of the item.
Type study: Typographic hierarchy - In practice, proper typographic hierarchy surfaces at the micro-level—inside of the smaller, building-block elements of a design—and at a macro-level—the design of the full page.
Book design with matchbook surface spine - Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel which presents a future American society where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them. By Elizabeth Perez. Such a cool book design!