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The Book by Amaranth Borsuk

The Book

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The Book by Amaranth Borsuk
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May 04, 2018 | ISBN 9780262535410

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What distinguishes Borsuk’s book are her perspective as an artist and the book’s breadth and depth despite its brevity.—Books on Books, 06.07.2018—

The Book will… serve as an excellent introductory textbook for courses on book art or the history of the book. And by virtue of its style and artist’s perspective, Borsuk’s book will appeal to anyone with even a passing interest in this essential technology of civilization and its growing role as a material and focus of art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Books on Books

Borsuk, who combines the expertise and sensibility of a scholar and a book artist, has written a book that provides the reader with a both technically precise and perfectly readable synthesis of our current knowledge on the book, while organizing and structuring this information from a specific point of view that helps find answers to the countless changes of the book in the digital era.


Progressing through The Book and the adoption of the codex, one follows the evolving display of printed language and envisions the pedigree of our own pages. This is essential knowledge….Borsuk’s fluid prose finds its matched form.

Ron Slate, On the Seawall

This is an easy, enjoyable account, the latest in the MIT Essential Knowledge series, which condenses hot topics into pocket-sized volumes.

Times Literary Supplement

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