A History of the Book in 100 Books

A History of the Book in 100 Books

Roderick Cave Sara Ayad / Sep 17, 2019

A History of the Book in Books A study of books through history is a study of human history In The History of the Book in Books the author explores books that have played a critical role in the creation and expansion of bo

  • Title: A History of the Book in 100 Books
  • Author: Roderick Cave Sara Ayad
  • ISBN: 0712357564
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A study of books through history is a study of human history.In The History of the Book in 100 Books, the author explores 100 books that have played a critical role in the creation and expansion of books and all that they bring literacy, numeracy, expansion of knowledge, religion, political theory, oppression, liberation, and much The book is ordered chronologicA study of books through history is a study of human history.In The History of the Book in 100 Books, the author explores 100 books that have played a critical role in the creation and expansion of books and all that they bring literacy, numeracy, expansion of knowledge, religion, political theory, oppression, liberation, and much The book is ordered chronologically and divided thematically Each of the 100 sections focuses on one book that represents a particular development in the evolution of books and in turn, world history and society Abundant photographs inform and embellish.Here are some of the themes discussed In the Beginning first human scratches on cave walls, cuneiform tablets, papyrus books, the oldest table of prime numbersEastern Approaches 1,000 years before Europe, the Far East publishes books using paper and other writing surfaces in multiple in one case 11,000 volumesThe Great Classics the emergence of Aesop s Fables over 2,000 years ago the first cookbook, by Apicius, reveals the excesses of the Roman empireMedieval Worlds and the Book the illuminated Book of Kells survives Viking raids Ptolemy puts the world on a map the miraculous beauty of the Prayer Books and Books of HoursLight From the East the oldest printed book of all Diamond Sutra the first novel, Tale of Genji written by a woman no less the first book of astronomy and the first book of anatomyWheels of Change a period of firsts Gutenberg invents moveable type the first blockbuster the first joke book the first printing in Africa printing in Arabic first printed musicPrint and Steam technology puts photography in books newspapers publish fiction in installments enter Baedecker, the archetypical travel guide celebrity cooking hits the pageThe Book in the Turbulent 20th Century public libraries spark an information explosion the advent of mechanized copying revolutionary book design no topic is off limits the publishing industryDigitization and the Future of the Book e book publishing intersects with a return to handcrafted books manga, redefining the book.This book takes a singular approach that will appeal to astute readers It will have a wide and diverse readership.

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    1. Po neuveriteľných 7 mesiacoch som dočítala túto nádhernú knihu o knihách. Obrázková časť tvorí skoro polovicu knihy, no kameňom úrazu mi bol zle čitateľný text, ktorý asi vznikal experimentálne - napríklad ťahaním viet zo žrebovacieho osudia. (A svojou troškou prispel aj kostrbatý preklad.)Na reálnych 100 knihách mapuje históriu nielen kníh, ich foriem a obsahu, ale aj informácií, papiera, knižníc, pisárov, tlačiarov, typografov, vydavateľov, spisovateľov, u [...]


    2. A well researched, organized and illustrated journey through the history of written communication and publishing in its myriad forms. I learned a ton about different books I'd never heard of, and more about some I was only familiar with in passing. Lots of fascinating nuggets. I felt it was stronger in the early and middle than the very end, and you can tell they're serious and devoted physical book lovers (and this coffee table sized book was a labour of love) with a fairly disdainful view towa [...]


    3. Whew. An incredibly comprehensive look at the "books" (ie cave paintings, papyrus scrolls, cuneiform, etc) of ancient societies and how major advances in printing and technology led to books and e-books as we know them today. Gorgeous color photographsd a forward written by my Rare Books & Special Collections professor at UIUC!



    4. This is one of those books that is truly intimidating to judge at first look since it is one of those nice and awkwardly-sized books that are mobile monsters to carry thus makes just for a home read or even a digital read. Unfortunately if you are reading this as a digital copy then you are missing the true actual point of the size of the book itself. For those interested in history whether of literary history and/or regular history than this book would be a perfect read. The book takes the curi [...]


    5. Beautifully illustrated and a scholarly approach, which is not my normal bent, at least when it comes to books, publishing and printing. I felt the promise to take the story "from Egypt to E-Book" was stronger on the beginning, and less so at the end. And truth be told, the Egypt portion followed earlier coverage which I found fascinating.



    6. appreciated how it covered the spectrum of different forms of books from a number of cultures, not just the West. great photos. Standout section was on modernist reinterpretations of the book in the 20th Century


    7. Fascinating overview of the different formats and roles of the book over time, which means it is also a history of thinking, communicating and printing and more. Well designed to fit a lot of information in, without being overwhelming.


    8. Today' post is on The History of THE BOOK in 100 Books: The Complete Story, From Egypt to e-book by Roderick Cave & Sara Ayad. The cover is black with different kinds of books on it from scrolls to an e-reader. The intended reader is someone who is interested in history, human development, and books. There is no language, no sex, and no violence in this book. The story is told in sections as technology evolved. There Be Spoilers Ahead.From the dust jacket- From inscriptions on tombs to the f [...]


    9. Vsebina:1. Na začetku. Asirci (Sirija): Klinopis 8000 p.n. š. do 75 našega štetja. Andi: barvne zavozlane vrvice 3000 p.n.š. Egipt; klinopis 2000 p.n.š. papirus -stari Grki in Rimljani2. Vzhodne poti. Kitajska: začetek pisave 6600 p.n.š, 105 n.š papir. Japonska 600 n.š. tisk (770 tsik molitev v milijon izvodih na papirju), Kitajska tisk 1078 n.š. Knjiga: veliki kanon cesarja Jongeleja - 1405 najobsežnejše delo vseh časov - knjižnica. Koreja 13 stoletje - mogočno delo tisk Korejsk [...]


    10. I'm giving this book 3 stars even though, for me it seemed like a coffee table book rather than a history book. I enjoyed the artwork and pictures, the research on all the items listed, and the short synapses of each. If you don't know anything about the history of the book, then this book is a great starting off point. However, if you do know some history on the book, then this book might not be what you are looking for


    11. I liked the variety of books that they used to tell the history of the book. I also appreciated all the pictures. It was easy to use the glossary & index, and I like how they cross referenced things.


    12. Holy mother of pearl, this book runs the full gamut, and then some! Learned so many interesting things about so many books I've never heard. Appreciated that the author included just enough details to be informative, without the reading becoming taxing! A must for book lovers and artists alike!


    13. Surprisingly interesting. What looked like another superficial coffee table book turned into the story of literacy, numeracy, science and the graphic arts as well as printing technologies, from papyrus to printing presses and moveable type.


    14. Absolutely fascinating. I took a History of Printing class in graduate school, but I did not know most of this information. For bibliophiles it's a treat. There is even a mention of a 'nameless' digital public library that opened in Texas in 2013.


    15. Really interesting! I think the authors sometimes assume more knowledge/context than the average reader would have, but overall it was really neat to see so many different books and how the form evolved over the years. Beautiful photos/reproductions.


    16. Holy mother of pearl, this book runs the full gamut, and then some! Learned so many interesting things about so many books I've never heard. Appreciated that the author included just enough details to be informative, without the reading becoming taxing! A must for book lovers and artists alike!




    17. Lavishly illustrated attractively laid-out an informative history of the physical book across many ages and cultures very alarmed about the future with the rise of the e-book



    18. Classic, timeless, and beautifully produced, 'The History of the Book in 100 Books' shows us the footprints of time in our collective mind. Goes from caves to the ebook.


    19. This book was featured in the Nota Benes section of the May 2015 issue of World Literature Today Magazineliteraturetoday/2



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