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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Publisher Comments:

A visual tribute to the printed word, this delicious ode to the book will be irresistible to anyone who treasures the feel of fine paper and the special allure of a clothbound volume.Abelardo Morell's elegant photographs of books are presented induotone reproductions, highlighting the grace and sensuality of theprinted page. Morell has selected unusual books, like a leather-bound volume that is smaller than a paper clip, an impossibly large dictionary and illustrated books whose characters appear to leap off the page.He has photographed the endless ocean of books in a library and thestrikingly beautiful way in which weathered and water-damaged bookstake on sculptural form.

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"A visual tribute to the printed word, this sumptuous ode to books will be irresistible to anyone who treasures the feel of fine paper and the special allure of a clothbound volume.<P> A BOOK OF BOOKS showcases Abelardo Morell's extraordinary photographs of unusual books, like an impossibly large dictionary, illustrated tomes whose characters appear to leap off the page, and water-damaged books that take on sculptural form. Bookish quotations by Hawthorne, Borges, Cocteau, and others accompany the photographs throughout."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780821258149
Publisher:
Bulfinch Press
Subject:
Books
Preface by:
Baker, Nicholson
Preface:
Baker, Nicholson
Photographer:
Morell, Abelardo
Author:
Morell, Abelardo
Subject:
Photography, Artistic
Subject:
Architectural & Industrial
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
107
Dimensions:
9.22x9.22x.72 in. 1.71 lbs.

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Reference » Books on Books

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Product details 107 pages Bulfinch Press - English 9780821258149 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A visual tribute to the printed word, this sumptuous ode to books will be irresistible to anyone who treasures the feel of fine paper and the special allure of a clothbound volume.<P> A BOOK OF BOOKS showcases Abelardo Morell's extraordinary photographs of unusual books, like an impossibly large dictionary, illustrated tomes whose characters appear to leap off the page, and water-damaged books that take on sculptural form. Bookish quotations by Hawthorne, Borges, Cocteau, and others accompany the photographs throughout."

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