Marginalized Margins: Investigating the Historical and Future Trends of the Margin in Book Layout

By M. Gillian Mothersill.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Article: Electronic $US5.00

Have margins become 'marginalized', or are they simply taking different forms in the e-book? This paper investigates the design and economic history of the margin in book layout and typography.

Keywords: Margin, Marginalia, Golden Proportion, Frames, Header, Footer, Gutter, Text block, White Space, E-Book, Live Area

International Journal of the Book, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.49-56. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 746.582KB).

M. Gillian Mothersill

Gillian Mothersill is an Associate Professor in the School of Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.


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