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The Resource 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, Keith Houston

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The book : a cover-to-cover exploration of the most powerful object of our time
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The book
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a cover-to-cover exploration of the most powerful object of our time
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Keith Houston
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eng
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Reveals how books and the materials that make them reflect the history of human civilization, tracing the development of writing, printing, illustrating, and binding to demonstrate the transition from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the mass-distributed books of today
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Title
The book
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Summary
The author of Shady Characters reveals how books and the materials that make them reflect the rich history and culture of human civilization, tracing the development of writing, printing, illustrating and binding to demonstrate the transition from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the mass-distributed books of today
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10521887
Cataloging source
FMG
Dewey number
002.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z4
LC item number
.H68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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a cover-to-cover exploration of the most powerful object of our time.
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a cover-to-cover exploration of the most powerful object of our time.
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Keith Houston
The book : a cover-to-cover exploration of the most powerful object of our time, Keith Houston
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The book : a cover-to-cover exploration of the most powerful object of our time, Keith Houston
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-401) and index
Contents
Part 1. The page -- A clean sheet: the invention of papyrus -- Hidebound: the grisly invention of parchment -- Pulp fictions: the ambiguous origins of paper in China -- From Silk Road to paper trail: paper goes global -- Part 2. The text -- Stroke of genius: the arrival of writing -- The prints and the pauper: Johannes Gutenberg and the invention of movable type -- Out of sorts: typesetting meets the Industrial Revolution -- Part 3. Illustrations -- Saints and scriveners: the rise of the illuminated manuscript -- Ex oriente lux: woodcut comes to the West -- Etching a sketch: copperplate printing and the Renaissance -- Better imaging through chemistry: lithography, photography, and modern book printing -- Part 4. Form -- Books before the book: papyrus scrolls and wax tablets -- Joining the folds: the invention of the codex -- Ties that bind: binding the paged book -- Size matters: the invention of the modern book -- Colophon
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ocn956980330
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 428 pages
Isbn
9780393244793
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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