Books--History, Illustration of books, Printing industry, Illumination of books and manuscripts
In addition to the history of books, printing and illustration, this book focuses on the history of the book as a work of art.
"The Art & History of Books is a.... panorama of book design from its earliest history to recent years. Tracing the history of fine books against a background of changing patrons, improving technology, religious and social change, and the state of the arts throughout the world, this volume encompasses both illustrated and unillustrated... With 176 facsimile pages from books of unusual beauty or interest, many of them photographed especially for this volume..." (Book jacket of 1995 edition)
Includes bibliography and index.