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The Book by Design: The Remarkable Story of the World’s Greatest Invention (Hardback) P. J. M. Marks (editor), Stephen Parkin (editor)

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Why does a book look and feel the way it does? What can it tell us about the circumstances of its creation? This is a fascinating exploration of the development of book design through some of the most treasured volumes in the British Library collections. Carefully selected by the Library’s curatorial teams and beautifully illustrated with striking new studio photography alongside images from specially digitised collections, The Book by Design includes:

The Lindisfarne Gospels * The Diamond Sutra of 868
The Arnstein Bible * The Golden Haggadah
The Queen Mary Psalter * The Mainz Psalter of 1457 Hypnerotomachia Poliphili * Akbar’s Khamsah of Nizami
The Shakespeare First Folio * Tale of Genji * A Qur’an from Aceh * The Grammar of Ornament * The Buddha’s Last Birth Tale * Audubon’s The Birds of America * The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

Flowing between these major chapters are features covering unusual book formats, interesting bindings and materials, as well as particular design elements and trends from different periods and cultures. This structure brings together works of historical importance and modern innovation to create a volume that will delight bibliophiles and anyone
passionate about book design and production.
Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712354042
Dimensions: 264 x 206 mm

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