[read online epub] The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our TimeAuthor Keith Houston – Bilb-weil.de

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 book s 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 pages of civilizations, empires, human ingenuity, and madness In an invitingly tactile history of this , 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 humanity s most important and universal information technologycolor illustrations


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