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Beauty and the Book: Fine Editions and Cultural Distinction in America
Beauty and the Book
Fine Editions and Cultural Distinction in America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300082134
Methods of Book Design
Methods of Book Design
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0300030355
A new edition of this now classic work is long overdue, and, with the filmsetting revolution almost complete, it has been possible to write it. The processes and methods of a book production are of course still changing at a rapid rate, but the old principle of good and workmanlike design and production are still (perhaps more than ever) in need of explanation and justification. Ever since its first edition in 1956, this book has been a basic tool for the practicing book designer. It is also a readable, lively, and authoritative description of the various processes and principles that together determine the physical characteristics of the finished book
How to Read and Why
How to Read and Why
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684859068
At a time when faster and easier electronic media threaten to eclipse reading and literature, the renowned literary critic explores reasons for reading, offering inspirational analyses of seminal works of literature, and demonstrates the aesthetic pleasure reading can bring. 150,000 first printing.
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Double Fold
Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Paperback      ISBN: 0375726217
In an exposT of contemporary library policies, the best-selling author of Vox describes how such institutions have dismantled collections of original bound newspapers and so-called brittle books to replace them with microfilmed copies, exploring the hidden reasons for such policies and calling for the preservation of irreplaceable records. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
At Random: The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf
At Random
The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394478770
Interviews, letters, diaries, and papers contribute to an autobiographical account of the late Bennett Cerf's childhood and young manhood and of his long career as one of America's foremost publishers
Book Business: Publishing Past Present and Future
Book Business
Publishing Past Present and Future
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393049841
The author reconstructs the history of publishing, providing insights into the techniques and business of the creating, marketing, and selling books. 15,000 first printing.
The Printed Book in America
The Printed Book in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0874514800
A competent facsimile of David Godine's 1977 edition. Published for the Dartmouth College Library by the University Press of New England. A sample of fine printing now produced with somewhat less care than we'd expect of Meriden-Stinehour Press; we find a failure to register among the (very handsome) plates. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia
Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia
Hardcover      ISBN: 006270110x
Features over 10,000 entries comprising biographies, plot summaries, original and familiar titles, character sketches, historical literary personages, movements, and literary terms
The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages
The Western Canon
The Books and School of the Ages
Paperback      ISBN: 1573225142
A study of twenty-six canonical writers details the qualities that make them literary essentials, and includes Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton, Beckett, Tolstoy, and Freud.
A Passion for Books: A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring For, and Appreciating Books
A Passion for Books
A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring For, and Appreciating Books
Paperback      ISBN: 0812931130
In an anthology of sixty entertaining and incisive essays, notable authors including John Updike, Philip Roth, Anna Quindlen, Walter Benjamins, and many others describe their pleasure in collecting, reading, and caring for books of all kinds. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.