The Art and History of Books – #BK-054



by Norma Levarie

1995, 328 pp.

With a forward by Nicholas Barker, this is an overall survey of book design from the early days of the craft to the present. Levarie studies the influence of the patrons of the day, improvements in technology, and cultural changes as she crafts a reference guide incorporating style with clear descriptions and 176 accompanying illustrations. Paperback.