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The World of the Book (original 2007; edition 2008)

by Des Cowley, Clare Williamson

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Title:The World of the Book
Authors:Des Cowley
Other authors:Clare Williamson
Info:Melbourne University Publishing (2008), Hardcover, 240 pages
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How to define the mysterious relationship we have with books.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0522853781, Hardcover)

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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Books hold the world's stories-from the earliest known myths and legends to postmodern fictions. They are also mirrors of many worlds - worlds here and distant, past and present, real and imagined - and through text and image, they act as keepers of ideas, knowledge and of stories."The World of the Book" is a celebration of the book using the world-class rare books collection of the State Library of Victoria.… (more)

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