This lavishly illustrated volume explores one of the most versatile, useful and enduring technologies ever invented: the book. "Books: A Living History" charts the evolution and influence of books around the world, from the cuneiform tablets of ancient Sumer through the development of movable type and the emergence of the modern information revolution. A feast for traditional book-lovers, as well as an inspiration for those excited by new electronic technologies, this beautifully produced volume celebrates the enduring power and magic of books.Críticas:
`A feast for bibliophiles and those fascinated by the world of print' --We Love This Book
`Lively ... Lyons never forgets the beauty of books as artefacts - neither, fortunately, does the publisher of handsome volume'
'A fascintating history' --Bath Life
'The perfect present for bibliophiles'
[Martin Lyons'] beautifully illustrated work is, rather, an accessible, lightly-written account of the evolution of the many forms of what we now regard as 'the book' --Contemporary Review
Opulently illustrated ... a feast for book lovers --Good Book Guide
Thames & Hudson are renowned for their beautiful production and design, and this book is no exception ... a beautiful and beguiling book ... It is certainly on my list of Christmas gifts --Learned Publishing
Well-structured and admirably researched --The Birmingham Post
Opulently illustrated ... a feast for book lovers everywhere, this richly informative volume celebrates the enduring power of books throughout the ages and stakes its claim to a similar role in the ages yet to come. --Good Book Guide
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