The Smithsonian Book of Books / Michael Olmert

The Smithsonian Book of Books / Michael Olmert

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REF.BC.2022
319 p. : Ill. ; 29 cm
1992
Michael Olmert
Smithsonian Books
"The Smithsonian Book of Books celebrates the world of books, a world that mirrors human culture in its unparalleled variety and richness. Inside, the lively text by distinguished writer Michael Olmert and more than 350 photographs--most in magnificent full-color--capture our age-old love affair with books."--front flap Table of Contents: Introduction: Putting a Price on It / Christopher de Hamel -- Prologue -- Scrolls and Scribes -- People of the Book -- Illuminating the Dark Ages -- The Gutenberg Revolution -- "Yes, We Have Now Bananas" -- The Bookmaker's Craft -- "The Infinite Library, Timeless and Incorruptible" -- A Picture's Worth -- Every Word for Everyman -- Last Words. Includes index.