The Smithsonian Book of Books

The Smithsonian Book of Books

Book - 1992
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Through more than 300 glorious illustrations from library collections around the globe, you'll discover a wealth of book lore in these pages and gain a new appreciation for the role of books in human society, from our earliest attempts at writing and recording information to the newest electronic books; from sumptuous illuminated and bejeweled medieval manuscripts to Gutenberg and the invention of movable type; from the diverse arts and crafts of bookmaking to the building of magnificent libraries for housing treasured volumes; from the ancient epic of Gilgamesh to the plays of Shakespeare and the tales of Beatrix Potter; and from the earliest illustrated books to revolutionary science texts.

Baker & Taylor
Presents the history, the art, and the influence of books through all ages and cultures, revisiting the great works of religion, science, and literature and touching on the histories of book making, book selling, and book illustration

Book News
Some 350 illustrations (most in lovely color) were carefully selected for the rarity and interest of the objects they portray or represent. They combine well with the text in a volume that both surveys and embodies the art and science of bookmaking, engendering respect and fascination for all aspects of books their production, history, and power. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents the history, the art, and the influence of books through all ages and cultures, revisiting the great works of religion, science, and literature and touching on the histories of book making, book selling, and book illustration.

Publisher: Smithsonian, c1992
ISBN: 9780895990303
089599030X
Characteristics: 319 p ; cm

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