The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration
Books, for the most part, become famous — or infamous — for their content. Whether banned and burned or feted and cherished, we remember those books that speak most eloquently or most vehemently to us, that stir up our emotions or impart new knowledge. From papyrus scrolls to dime novels, and on the eve of what many have proclaimed as the end of the printed book as we know it, we explore the long and surprising history of this most important of information technologies.
'Everybody who has ever read a book will benefit from the way Keith Houston explores the most powerful object of our time. And everybody who has read it will agree that reports of the book’s death have been greatly exaggerated.’ Erik Spiekermann
Keith Houston is the author of Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, & Other Typographical Marks and the founder of shadycharacters.co.uk, a blog about punctuation, typography, and books. His latest book, The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time, was published in 2016 by W.W. Norton & Co.
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