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The Book The Book The Book The Book The Book The Book
The Book
The Book The Book The Book The Book The Book The Book
The Book The Book The Book The Book The Book The Book

The Book

£20.00 GBP

  • 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.

    Designer: David J. High
    Size: 150x220mm
    Pages: 448
    Publication: 2016
    Binding: Casebound book