Mega Dose
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    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 »

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

This title in other editions

A Book of Books

by

A Book of Books Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

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.

Synopsis:

"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.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Book Arts
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Anthologies and History
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Nature and Landscape
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Photographers
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Book Collecting
Reference » Books on Books

A Book of Books
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
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."

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.