A Celebration of the World's Most Beautiful and Historic WorksBook - 2017
A beautifully illustrated guide to more than 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books and handwritten manuscripts ever produced, with discussions of their purpose, features, and creators. From ancient masterpieces such as The Art of War, written on the leaves of bamboo, to the stunningly illustrated Birds of America, to Chairman Mao's Little Red Book, [this book] delves into the stories behind the most incredible tomes ever produced, offering an insight into their wider social and cultural context, and is chronologically ordered to demonstrate the synergies between the growth in human knowledge and the bookmaking process. Alongside breathtaking images of the books and manuscripts themselves, close-up views draw out interesting features, which are discussed in greater detail, while biographies tell the lives of the people who produced them.
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2017
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Alternative Title: Remarkable books : world's most beautiful and historic works