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The Book of Books: 500 Years of Graphic Innovation Hardcover – September 7, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (September 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500515913
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500515914
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 9.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #576,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A useful and . . . inspiring survey.” (The Virginia Quarterly Review)

“The reproductions are magnificent and the overall quality is superb. Anyone who works in graphic design will feel humbled and inspired by the creativity and uniqueness of the examples, most of which were published before computers.” (Portland Book Review)

About the Author

Mathieu Lommen has published several books on type and book design. He is a curator and teacher of graphic design history at the University of Amsterdam.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Annette Lamb on February 13, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I'm using this book as an optional text in my History of the Book course. This is an expensive book, but it's beautiful. If you're interested in the visual aspects of book history, this book is a wonderful choice. Put it on our personal Christmas list. Or just buy it for yourself like I did!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Golden on January 4, 2013
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As comprehensive as it is attractive in every detail ... Whether a book designer or bibliophile this book will delight!!!
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By Natali on February 22, 2014
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An incredible amount of stunning illustrations of excellent quality, will be a great gift for anyone interested in books, illustration, graphic design, font.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Newitt on January 10, 2013
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I collect illustrated books and I am interested in the history of graphic design. This book has a fair amount of info on the subject but it was disappointing visually.
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