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

$33.00
SKU 9780393244793

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 pages-of civilisations, 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-colour illustrations, The Book gives us the momentous and surprising history behind humanity's most important-and universal-information technology.

Hardback: 448 Pages
Product Dimensions: 150 x 215 mm
ISBN: 9780393244793

Published by W. W. Norton & Company