The Book: A Cover-To-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time Keith Houston

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

Author: Keith Houston
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Book Title
The Book: A Cover-To-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time
Author
Keith Houston
ISBN
9780393244793
We 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 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 humanity's most important--and universal--information technology.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Keith HoustonPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 08/23/2016ISBN: 9780393244793Pages: 448Weight: 2.05lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.70w x 1.50dReview Citations: Library Journal 06/01/2016 pg. 106Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2016Publishers Weekly 06/20/2016

We 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 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 humanity's most important--and universal--information technology.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Keith Houston
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 08/23/2016
ISBN: 9780393244793
Pages: 448
Weight: 2.05lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 1.50d

Review Citations: Library Journal 06/01/2016 pg. 106
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2016
Publishers Weekly 06/20/2016

We 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 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 humanity's most important--and universal--information technology.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Keith Houston
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 08/23/2016
ISBN: 9780393244793
Pages: 448
Weight: 2.05lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 1.50d

Review Citations: Library Journal 06/01/2016 pg. 106
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2016
Publishers Weekly 06/20/2016