Books: A Living History

Books: A Living History


By (author) Martyn Lyons

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 262mm x 27mm | 1,090g
  • Publication date: 31 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500251657
  • ISBN 13: 9780500251652
  • Illustrations note: 266 illustrations, 214 in colour
  • Sales rank: 112,653

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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.

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