The Book by Design : The Remarkable Story of the World&

The Book by Design : The Remarkable Story of the World's Greatest Invention

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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 and 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.

  • Author: PJM Marks and Stephen Parkin
  • Hardcover: 288 pages | 250 + colour illustrations
  • Date published: September 2023
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780712354042
  • Product Dimensions: 27.6  x 21.3  cm

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