Designs for a book of family history

The brief was to design, artwork and produce a series of books for a client who was keen on the clean lines of the Bauhaus.
One of the books was to be picture-heavy containing archive photos and letters, so this was the book I chose to use for my initial designs. Below are some of the spreads presented at the first design meeting. Each row shows one of three different ideas on the same basic grid but implementing different Bauhaus-style devices. The middle one, shown here in blue, was chosen and, so far, three books based on this template have been produced, each using a different colour in place of the blue.