This second edition, updated in 2014, is advertised as an expansion and a refinement of the first. I see that it is no longer available except as a used book. I've ordered a copy to see what new things were added.
Wait, isn't this a lettering blog? Not to worry. Read on.
I mentioned last May in passing that I had finished a fun bit of commercial lettering. There was the usual last-minute scramble to make a deadline, and then I turned to all the work I had set aside.
Well, yesterday upon being reminded of the book, I looked it up on Amazon .. and I ordered a copy. Meanwhile, I've enjoyed seeing my lettering in the "Look Inside" Amazon feature. Click on the book jacket to go to Amazon and see for yourself.
Claire Van Vliet and Elizabeth Steiner have made their 2002 book Woven and Interlocking Book Structures freely available in a variety of formats (PDF, EPUB, Kindle, etc.) at the Internet Archive. Published in 2002 and no longer in print, this book is a self-teaching manual with directions for making basic models of 16 book structures designed for Janus, Steiner, and Gefn Press publications. You can find it here at archive.org; download options are listed as links on the right.UPDATE 6 Nov 2017: The file doesn't seem to be available at archive.org anymore, but you can find it here at Online eReader books directory.
I'm lucky to have the print version. Though out of print, used copies are available (at a premium price) from third-party sellers at Amazon.
If you follow Claire's recommendation to print the PDF 2-sided and bind it in a 3-ring binder as a bench top manual, it will take 76 sheets of letter-size paper.
I've been spending some time at PBS's Art 21 website recently. It's packed with information about contemporary art and artists, and excerpts from the 20-minute interviews shown on their PBS television series.
I've ordered the book associated with the first season.
Another interesting book I just got in the mail: Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition, by Kimberly Elam. It's got a lot of compact information about the golden section and illustration as circles (which I've seen a lot) and squares (which I've seen less often), as well and some great overlays illustrating the underlying geometric design of various commercial artwork.