Minding the Gutter

[Feature image: Fiona Banner, Anatomy of a Book (2009)] Gutter of a volume is the channel and combined marginal space formed by the two inner or back margins of facing pages of a volume.¬†Book Arts Web On the rare occasion that I’ve given the gutter a moment’s thought, it has seemed to me a minor annoyance, one easily tolerated, though, because of the innumerable benefits of the technology that created it, the codex. Again, if I’d thought it over, I probably would have named the gutter among the few unfortunate…