The World of the Book

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Miegunyah Press, 2007 - Antiques & Collectibles - 247 pages
A celebration of the book from the Middle Ages through the present day, this resource explores volumes ranging from the rare to the iconic, from significant historical and scientific titles to classic literature and modern graphic novels. Images taken from some of the world’s most stunning books are included, including John James Audubon’s Birds of America and William Caxton’s groundbreaking Myrrour of the Worlde. A comprehensive history of book production, design, and illustration in the Western world rounds out this stunning review.

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Contents

THE BOOK AND THE IMAGINATION
56
EXPLORING THE WORLD
113
The art of the book
173
The book in Edo Japan
181
The artist as illustrator
189
William Morris and the private press movement
201
Artists books
211
Designing books
221
Picture credits
234
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About the author (2007)

Des Cowley is a rare books librarian, and Clare Williamson is a senior exhibitions curator. They both work at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia where they cocurated the exhibition “Mirror of the World: Books and Ideas.”

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