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