From the minute I saw Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer over at http://www.fastcodesign.com I wanted a copy. This notion of the book as both object and narrative is such a hook for me. Call me shallow, call me a sucker I don't care I love these physical literary exercises. It's the main reason I'm unlikely ever to cross over to the Kindle, I just can't give up the physicality. Digital is great for reference, resource, research and forage, but it's rubbish for the full sensory experience of paper, print and time.
It's courageously published by the brilliant Visual Editions who have yet another book on my radar: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.
This new edition looks really good, definite labour of love from the design team over at http://www.apracticeforeverydaylife.com/ (their name says it all).
Below are a few picks from Tree of Codes, but for a really great piece on creating the book see their site: