The book : a cover-to-cover exploration of the most powerful object of our time / Keith Houston.
- 2 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.
1 current hold with 7 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood||002.09 HOU (Text)||36626103766150||New Adult Nonfiction||Checked out||11/12/2016|
|Huntingburg Public Library - Huntingburg||002.09 HOU (Text)||39970001028074||NF||Checked out||11/14/2016|
|Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch||002.09 HOUSTON (Text)||33946003139115||New Books . 2nd Floor||Reshelving||-|
|Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville||002.09 HOU (Text)||78551000527669||Non-Fiction||Checked out||11/01/2016|
|Peabody Public Library - Columbia City||NON-FICTION 002.09 HOUSTON (Text)||30403002190650||Adult - Non-Fiction||Checked out||11/01/2016|
|Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library||002.09 Houston (Text)||31208912483577||new non-fiction||Checked out||11/11/2016|
|Shelby County Public Library - Shelby County||002.09 Hou (Text)||78731000495277||B&T||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780393244793
- ISBN: 0393244792
- Physical Description: xvii, 428 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
- Copyright: ©2016
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-401) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Part 1. The page -- A clean sheet : the invention of papyrus -- Hidebound : the grisly invention of parchment -- Pulp fictions : the ambiguous origins of paper in China -- From Silk Road to paper trail : paper goes global -- Part 2. The text -- Stroke of genius : the arrival of writing -- The prints and the pauper : Johannes Gutenberg and the invention of movable type -- Out of sorts : typesetting meets the industrial revolution -- Part 3. Illustrations -- Saints and scriveners : the rise of the illuminated manuscript -- Ex Oriente lux : woodcut comes to the West -- Etching a sketch : copperplate printing and the Renaissance -- Better imaging through chemistry : lithography, photography, and modern book printing -- Part 4. Form -- Books before the book : papyrus scrolls and wax tablets -- Joining the folds : the invention of the codex -- Ties that bind : binding the paged book -- Size matters : the invention of the modern book.
|Summary, etc.:|| Reveals how books and the materials that make them reflect the history of human civilization, tracing the development of writing, printing, illustrating, and binding to demonstrate the transition from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the mass-distributed books of today.
"We may love books, but do we know what lies behind them? In The Book, Keith Houston reveals that the paper, ink, thread, glue, and board from which a book is made tell as rich a story as the words on its pages--of civilizations, empires, human ingenuity, and madness. In an invitingly tactile history of this 2,000-year-old medium, Houston follows the development of writing, printing, the art of illustrations, and binding to show how we have moved from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the hardcovers and paperbacks of today. Sure to delight book lovers of all stripes with its lush, full-color illustrations, The Book gives us the momentous and surprising history behind humanity's most important--and universal--information technology."--Back cover.
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