The Smithsonian Book of Books

The Smithsonian Book of Books Through than glorious illustrations from library collections around the globe you ll discover a wealth of book lore in these pages and gain a new appreciation for the role of books in human socie

  • Title: The Smithsonian Book of Books
  • Author: Michael Olmert
  • ISBN: 9780895990303
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Through than 300 glorious illustrations from library collections around the globe, you ll discover a wealth of book lore in these pages and gain a new appreciation for the role of books in human society, from our earliest attempts at writing and recording information to the newest electronic books from sumptuous illuminated and bejeweled medieval manuscripts to GutenThrough than 300 glorious illustrations from library collections around the globe, you ll discover a wealth of book lore in these pages and gain a new appreciation for the role of books in human society, from our earliest attempts at writing and recording information to the newest electronic books from sumptuous illuminated and bejeweled medieval manuscripts to Gutenberg and the invention of movable type from the diverse arts and crafts of bookmaking to the building of magnificent libraries for housing treasured volumes from the ancient epic of Gilgamesh to the plays of Shakespeare and the tales of Beatrix Potter and from the earliest illustrated books to revolutionary science texts.

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    1. This is a great coffee table book. There are full page and two page color spreads of books in all their glory. The chapters vary from a chapter on the Bible, a chapter on the Koran, a chapter on children's lit, one on fonts and bookbinding, lots about Shakespeare, Murray and the OED, and The Book of Kells. Great wry humor crops up in places, these people really enjoyed putting this book together. Loved this book beginning to end. The first pass through I only inhaled the pictures. Second pass th [...]

    2. When I saw this in the library catalog, I felt it had "my name on it". This beautifully illustrated and documented history of the written word was informative, interesting and sometimes amazing. It reminded me in its style and presentation of the many books put out by DK Publishing of mostly illustrated volumes on a variety of non fiction subjects with an emphasis on collection rather than depth.This huge book is definitely worth spending some time browsing through for any bibliophile interested [...]

    3. I was given this book as a Christmas present and thought it was beautiful, but waited several months before reading it. I am tempted to give it 3 stars because Basbanes' "Gentle Madness" covers a lot of the same ground with more detail, but they are rather different books with different goals. Don't get me wrong, the "book of books" is great book for bibliophiles, but I feel like its sumptuous illustration and size makes it better suited as a coffee table book to be browsed through upon occasion [...]

    4. The text is a good and fairly quick overview of the history of books and printing. The author also examines particular topics of interest to book lovers, including William Morris, Typography, and Children's books. Towards the end, when the author starts getting into new advancements in printing and electronic publishing, the book quickly becomes dated, but this section is quite short. There are probably more involved historical overviews of printing out there, but the main selling point for this [...]

    5. The evolution of books—their production, their appearance, their purpose, their publishing, etc.—throughout Europe, with a bit of America. (There's also some of the Middle East and the Far East, but the focus is still primarily European.)The text never becomes too dry, thankfully.Although I will admit to my eyes glazing over whenever reading about typography.The real draw here is the photographs and images included, which are absolutely gorgeous. Even if you're not interested in reading abou [...]

    6. Have you ever looked at a book and wonder how it got to be that shape or size. When one falls apart, do you wonder how they fix it, or used to? This beautiful book gives the how-to and the social history of books through the ages. Once you read it, you'll start to notice 'old and ancient practices and symbols' that are still part of books produced today.And may I just say, anyone that's read 'Inkheart' will want to read this. You know why.

    7. This is my favorite book of all. I ABSOLUTELY! love this book and I can't say enough about the value its contents; in-depth knowledge of the history of books, magnificent full-color illustrations and a "new appreciation of the role of books in human society."Whether you're a writer or a reader, you would appreciate this book.

    8. If, as a Bibliophile, you’ve ever wondered about the process that goes into a book and I’m not just talking about the writing and imagination of Authors, then this is the book for you; and if you’ve ever read ‘Inkheart’ then this is definitely something you will want to open.Although it is relatively short given how long the printed word has been in existence, this is more than made up for by the beautiful illustrations that adorn its pages and the explanation of evolution of books whi [...]

    9. The most striking thing about this book is the absolutely gorgeous illustrations of various books through the ages. The text takes the reader through the development of the book, from papyrus scrolls copied out by scribes in ancient Egypt, the revolution of the printing press, up to a prediction of the future formats of reading (which are a bit hilariously outdated at this point — I don't see anyone walking around with an e-reader that uses CD-ROMs — though Olmert does correctly predict the [...]

    10. This is a beautiful book that has been sitting on my bookcase for several years. I'm pretty sure I picked it up at a local thrift store. It's a gorgeous book full of illustrations that will make you stop and just stare at the page for several minutes. The illustrations were probably the best part of this book, though the writing was also good. It gives a brief history on books including typography and book binding. I was hoping it would talk more about books, and while it did talk about individu [...]

    11. Beautiful, insightful, colorful, educational, historical AND a really fun read. This was a textbook for an MLIS course Preservation and Conservation. When I took the book to the library to show some of my colleagues two of them went to and made their purchase that very same day. This is a Great book!PS

    12. Read this as a remedy for never having taken a History of the Book class in graduate school. It's generally very interesting, although I found the sections on printing a bit technical and dry. The illustrations are beautiful.

    13. A thorough and very well-written overview of bookmaking history, as well as some exploration of "Books that Changed the World" and other interesting topics. An excellent introduction to the subject.

    14. I thought that this book was a really interesting introduction to book making and the history of books. There were also many beautiful pictures.

    15. I had to read this for a History of Books class and it was actually quite interesting. Really does explore the whole process of bookmaking from ancient times on upward with great pictures throughout.

    16. Found a used copy at Powell's, thank goodness. I haven't read enough of it to judge the writing. It looks lovely.

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