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The Art of the Book: From the Medieval Manuscript to Graphic Novel

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Illuminated manuscripts, comics, fine bindings, the classics of children's literature, artists' books and their working documents - these are just some of the remarkable items to be found in the National Art Library at the V&A. In a series of thematic chapters, the contributors draw on their wide-ranging expertise to look at the Library's major holdings, an in the proc ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Victoria & Albert Museum (first published June 1st 2001)
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Fraser Sherman
Nothing in here revolutionized my concept of books, but this does make for entertaining browsing with photos and discussions of medieval manuscripts, leather and elegant cloth binding, typographic poetry, art exhibition catalogs and more. worth a look if the topic is to your taste.
Ruth Fairbairn
good, but too brief, covering the dark ages up to modernism in two chapters, and limited to the contents of the National Art Library which gives it a severely narrow scope despite the varied catalogue of the NAL
Stephen
What a great overview of a great collection! Very interesting approach to genre's in the book world and fine examples are chosen. The Poetics section is great and the art book section is intriguing.
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