The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time


The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time Author Keith Houston
ISBN-10 0393244792
ISBN-13 9780393244793
Year 2016-08-23
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Everybody who has ever read a book will benefit from the way Keith Houston explores the most powerful object of our time And everybody who has read it will agree that reports of the books death have been greatly exaggerated Erik Spiekermann typographerWe may love books but do we know what lies behind them In The Book Keith Houston reveals that the paper ink thread glue and board from which a book is made tell as rich a story as the words on its pagesof civilizations empires human ingenuity and madness In an invitingly tactile history of this 2 000 year old medium Houston follows the development of writing printing the art of illustrations and binding to show how we have moved from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the hardcovers and paperbacks of today Sure to delight book lovers of all stripes with its lush full color illustrations The Book gives us the momentous and surprising history behind humanitys most importantand universalinformation technology 71 color illustrations

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