Stock Image

The Book of Books: 500 Years of Graphic Innovation

Mathieu Lommen

Published by Thames & Hudson
ISBN 10: 0500515913 / ISBN 13: 9780500515914
New / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 1
From Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
List Price:
Price: 62.73
Convert Currency
Shipping: 0
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Book of Books: 500 Years of Graphic ...

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New


2012. 0th Edition. Hardcover. Suitable for printers, publishers and graphic designers who have extended the boundaries of their profession both aesthetically and technically, this title demonstrates the visual history with graphic milestones and other surprising finds drawn from the University of Amsterdams Special Collections Library. Editor(s): Lommen, Mathieu. Num Pages: 464 pages, col. Illustrations. BIC Classification: AKC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 325 x 240 x 37. Weight in Grams: 2964. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780500515914

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.79 avg rating
(14 ratings)


A profusely illustrated visual history of the printed book, from bibles to children?s books to modern photography collections, that will delight and inform bibliophiles everywhere.

Since the fifteenth century, the printed book has been an essential carrier of information. And, for more than five hundred years, there have been designers, printers, and publishers who have extended the boundaries of their professions aesthetically and technically, producing books that are masterpieces of graphic art.

This sumptuous collection tells the history of the printed book through milestone publications and little-known treasures of the art of the book. The noted originators range from Jenson and Bellaert in the fifteenth century through Piranesi, Bodoni, and Bewick to Morris, Gill, Tschichold, and Birdsall in the modern age. The featured publications include The Nuremberg Chronicle from 1493?a masterpiece of integrated text and illustration; Maria Sibylla Merian?s book of insects from 1719; Muybridge?s 1887 Animal Locomotion; a photomontage book by John Heartfield published in 1929; and a 1937 edition of The Frogs by Aristophanes, produced by the Limited Editions Club of New York. 685+ color illustrations

About the Author: Mathieu Lommen has published several books on type and book design. He is a curator and teacher of graphic design history at the University of Amsterdam.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: Kennys Bookstore
Address: Olney, MD, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 09 October 2009
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. For any queries please use the contact seller link or send an email to,

Conor Kenny

Shipping Terms:

All books securely packaged. Some books ship from Ireland.

Store Description: We carry a comprehensive range of out of print and rare books.