- Full Description
The Book of Kells (said to be the most beautiful book in the world), Leicester Codex (the rarest, by Leonardo da Vinci), Decorative Scripture in Middle Ages, Illuminated Books, Chromolithography (early color printing) of the mid-19th century, Gift Books in late 19th century, William Morris and the private presses, Design Books in the era of Art Nouveau & Art Deco (from all over the world), French pochoir by George Barbier & others, Penguin Book Covers... Over 100 of the most "Beautiful Books" as compiled by the highly regarded Unno.
Although the body text is in Japanese, the title of each book appears in its original language, and the complete book list including the year of publication, country, and the owner is written in English.
A treasured book for book lovers. The following esteemed libraries and museums have provided the rare books introduced here: Pierpont Morgan Library New York, Library of Congress, Washington DC, New York Public Library New York, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and The Wolfsonian FIU Library Florida.
- Additional Information
Item Code BEABD Publisher PIE Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9784756247049 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 312pg Color Full Color