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eBook The Smithsonian Book of Books ePub

by Michael Olmert

  • ISBN: 089599030X
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Michael Olmert
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books; Reissue edition (September 1992)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1210 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1812 kb
  • Other: lrf mobi lit docx
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 507

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This huge book is definitely worth spending some time browsing through for any bibliophile interested in the mechanics, politics and process of book making and printing over . Shelves: mithsonian-boo.

This huge book is definitely worth spending some time browsing through for any bibliophile interested in the mechanics, politics and process of book making and printing over the centuries.

This book of books by the Smithsonian is a delight for the senses

This book of books by the Smithsonian is a delight for the senses. I say this because it is not a purely visual experience; I could almost smell the old books portrayed within the pages of this book, imagining myself leafing through time-worn pages, dreaming of exploring the contents of some of the ancient libraries of the world. The book is divided into the following: Prologue Scrolls and Scribes (The greatest Story Ever Told: From the Old Testament to the New) People of the Book - takes a look at Muslim holy scripture and manuscripts; how despite long-term resistance to printing, Islamic books were eventually printed using movable type (from the 18th century on); the history of books.

As Michael Olmert shows us, books became one of the world's most powerful means of disseminating information . art placed on canvas, your savings are safe. This is "The Smithsonian Book Of Books" so nobody can take any of these treasures home.

As Michael Olmert shows us, books became one of the world's most powerful means of disseminating information and entertainment. Olmert states, "The book is perhaps humankind's most powerful intellectual creation". A rather daring claim, but this book backs it well.

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The Smithsonian Book of Books: ISBN 9780895990303 (978-0-89599-030-3) Hardcover, Smithsonian Books, 1992. The Smithsonian Book of Books: ISBN 9780517147252 (978-0-517-14725-2) Hardcover, Random House Value Publishing, 1995. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. Coauthors & Alternates. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Complete summary of Michael Olmert's The Smithsonian Book of Books. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Smithsonian Book of Books.

Through more than 300 glorious illustrations from library collections around the globe, you'll discover a wealth of book lore in these pages and gain a new appreciation for the role of books in human society, from our earliest attempts at writing and recording information to the newest electronic books; from sumptuous illuminated and bejeweled medieval manuscripts to Gutenberg and the invention of movable type; from the diverse arts and crafts of bookmaking to the building of magnificent libraries for housing treasured volumes; from the ancient epic of Gilgamesh to the plays of Shakespeare and the tales of Beatrix Potter; and from the earliest illustrated books to revolutionary science texts.

Comments

Agantrius Agantrius
I am a self-confessed bibliophile, and anything pertaining to books fascinates me. This book of books by the Smithsonian is a delight for the senses. I say this because it is not a purely visual experience; I could almost smell the old books portrayed within the pages of this book, imagining myself leafing through time-worn pages, dreaming of exploring the contents of some of the ancient libraries of the world.

But I digress...The Smithsonian Book of Books explores the world of books, taking readers on a fascinating journey through time, from the very beginnings to the present. The book is divided into the following:
Prologue
Scrolls and Scribes (The greatest Story Ever Told: From the Old Testament to the New)
People of the Book - takes a look at Muslim holy scripture and manuscripts; how despite long-term resistance to printing, Islamic books were eventually printed using movable type (from the 18th century on); the history of books in China, India, and other Asian countries(the Diamond Sutra is the world's oldest dated printed book)
Illuminating the Dark Ages (From the Edge of Beyond: Medieval Glories of the British Isles; Debits and Credits: The Keeping of Accounts)
The Gutenberg Revolution (Caxton and Aldus: Masters of the Press; A Brave New World: Printing in the Americas)
"Yes, We Have Now Bananas" (Morison, Zapf, and Gill: Modern Masters of Typography)
The Bookmaker's Craft (To Print or Not to Print? For Shakespeare, That Was the Question; By Its Cover: The Art of the Binder)
"The Infinite Library, Timeless and Incorruptible" (Heralds of Science: Books that Changed the World; The Best of the Past: A Medieval Revival in the Arts of the Book)
A Picture's Worth (Mother Goose and Company: Books for the Young - and the Young at Heart)
Every Word for Everyman (The Book Business: "Ah, You Publishing Scoundrel!"; Old Leaves, New Lives: Lost and Found Between the Covers)
Last Words

The style of writing is scholarly without being dense and averts too much jargon, which makes this an accessible read for a wider audience. The text is further complemented by over 350 photographs, many of which are in full color (and some are full length, occupying an entire page of what is an over sized book). This is a riveting read, and is especially recommended for bibliophiles, and those interested in the history and evolution of books.
Adoraris Adoraris
What an awesome book !
The history of books & their construction is detailed & keeps the reader interested.
I greatly enjoy this book & learn something new every time I read through it.

This is a beautiful book with sleeve & solidly constructed.
Kitaxe Kitaxe
An absolutely beautiful book , a credit to the Smithsonian, lives up to their high standard. A large and thick and heavy book.
Sataxe Sataxe
I bought this for a university course. It was quite pricy through the university bookstore, so I was happy to get it at Amazon at such a steal. Especially when it came in the mail. Absolutely gorgeous book with lots of good information. I would recommended it to any book lover, but especially anyone who is interested in books on a scholarly level.
Ydely Ydely
This book was recommended reading for my conservation/preservation library class. It was chosen as it has succinct information that is written in a very accessible format with a ton of color pictures! It is very cool - and makes reading for school fun. Easily will transfer to the coffee table once I have finished it for class. Don't rent - or buy used - purchase new and affix your book plate inside pronto. All of my classmates who rented or bought used are now sad they didn't just buy it new to begin with as it is a treasure. This is required reading for any bibliophile or library advocate.
Kabei Kabei
As a lover/collector of books, this was perfect! I thoroughly enjoyed the history and the pictures and would recommend this as a gift for any bibliophile.
Runeshaper Runeshaper
This is a superbly researched and illustrated book. No obvious flaws and very entertaining. An instant classic from a trusted institutional publisher. If you love books (or even if you are a casual reader) this is a no-brainer must-own.

Pros : Excellent content quality. Mostly good quality physical book.

Cons : None.
A great aid to the novice student as well as advanced students of books an language.