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The Book (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) Paperback – May 4, 2018
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The Book will... serve as an excellent introductory textbook for courses on book art or the history of the book. And by virtue of its style and artist's perspective, Borsuk's book will appeal to anyone with even a passing interest in this essential technology of civilization and its growing role as a material and focus of art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.—Books on Books—
Borsuk, who combines the expertise and sensibility of a scholar and a book artist, has written a book that provides the reader with a both technically precise and perfectly readable synthesis of our current knowledge on the book, while organizing and structuring this information from a specific point of view that helps find answers to the countless changes of the book in the digital era.—Leonardo—
Progressing through The Book and the adoption of the codex, one follows the evolving display of printed language and envisions the pedigree of our own pages. This is essential knowledge....Borsuk's fluid prose finds its matched form.—Ron Slate, On the Seawall—
This is an easy, enjoyable account, the latest in the MIT Essential Knowledge series, which condenses hot topics into pocket-sized volumes.—Times Literary Supplement—
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The language is clear and a glossary at the back re-inforces the many words related to books and publishing you will learn reading this book. Recto, verso, marginalia and many, many more. I learned more new words from this book than any I've read in a long, long time.
Recommended with no reservations!