Monday, February 13, 2012

The Beauty of the Printed Book

Some things seem to designed to do their jobs perfectly, and the old-fashioned book is one. What else could be quite as efficient at packaging so many thousands of words in a form, which is sufficiently sturdy to protect them, yet so small and light that it can be carried around to be read whenever its owner wishes?

“The Printed Book”, an exhibition running through May 13 at the Special Collections department of the University of Amsterdam, presents a resounding defense of its subject.

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