Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (January 11, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 1.2 x 12 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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First, the optics.......This is a beautiful book, inside and out. The publisher has gone full-out with this one, beginning with a unique wrap-around cover made of several examples of decorative papers.....a treat for the target audience. Namely, the paper addicts. This book documents a singular historic archive of papers, both humble and rare; a reminder that "ephemera" is anything-but momentary. Many of the pages are full-bleed examples of historic papers, beautifully reproduced on paper stock that is matte-but-not-murky. As one turns the pages, there is a feeling of exploration and discovery; a suitable mix of stunning visuals and intelligent text. The next time I hear someone talk about the "demise of hard cover books", in favor of digital/on-screen volumes, I will refer them to this book. From the solid covers adorned in tactilefolded examples of decorative papers, to the kindred and illuminating photos and text -- this is a book that will remind you why you love BOOKS.
gorgeous, inspiring, generous, innovating, revealing, precious book. thank you for the ultra fast delivery that actually matched my impatience to hold it in my end, and also my pkeasure to do so.
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