In 1927, Italian Futurist artist and designer Fortunato Depero published his groundbreaking monograph Depero Futurista, or “Depero the Futurist,” which became commonly known as “The Bolted Book” because of its large aluminum fasteners. The avant-garde masterpiece had an imaginative layout, experimental typography, brilliantly colored inks, and an entirely novel design. Many consider it to be the original artist’s book.
There’s a Kickstarter project currently offering an exact replica facsimile of the book along with an excellent reader’s guide. You can check it out right here.