I've had this fantastic book for a while, but I haven't been able to do it justice when it comes to photographing it. So I'm putting up anyway as it's too good to leave off this blog.
Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline by Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton is a great book, visually rich and full of historical goodies. Even if you aren't a visualisation or graphic design obsessive there's plenty about this book to love. The textured cover and binding is wonderful, and the wrap around cover image demonstrates one of the trickiest issues dealing with this subject; scale. Many of these wonderful artefacts are long or vast scale, things that are physical and don't want to be contained with in the pages of a book. I'd have loved to see a few of them break out (maybe the odd gate fold), but that was probably too much for the budget.
It's a great piece of book design by Jan Haux, especially the contents page.
Yet another beautiful book from the Princeton Architectural Press.