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[BKARTS] FYI- for email lists, newsletters & websites: New publication

New publication available from the State Library of Victoria at 
check website for details about prices and delivery costs. 

The World of the Book

By Des Cowley and Clare Williamson

The Miegunyah Press in association with the State Library of Victoria, 

0-522-85378-1 Hardcover, 264 pages

AU$59.95 (inc. GST) New!

A journey through time and across the globe, this volume features great 
books and publishing innovations of the past and present. It also revels 
in the sheer beauty of books as objects to be desired and treasured. 

Within these covers you will discover an illuminated manuscript created 
for the Medici family of Florence in 1479; masterpieces of early printing, 
such as Gutenberg's Bible and Aldus Manutius's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili; 
books recording the scientific discoveries of Copernicus, Galileo and 
Newton; atlases and illustrated accounts from the great age of travel and 
exploration; works by the great botanical and natural history artists, 
such as Redouté, Audubon and Gould; the woodblock books of Japanese artist 
Hokusai; the lavish productions by William Morris and the Kelmscott Press; 
literary greats from William Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf; children's 
books, Beat literature and pulp fiction, graphic novels, artists' books 
and contemporary graphic design. 

'The World of the Book' pays homage to our love of books, and demonstrates 
the book's long and rich traditions and its great contributions to modern 

Des Cowley is Rare Printed Collections Manager at the State Library of 
Victoria and Clare Williamson is Exhibitions Curator at the State Library 
of Victoria. 

They are joint curators of the State Library of Victoria's permanent 
exhibition 'Mirror of the World: Books and Ideas'.

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