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Book Parts

Book Parts (Hardback)

Edited by Duncan, Dennis
Edited by Smyth, Adam

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What would an anatomy of the book look like? There is the main text, of course, the file that the author proudly submits to their publisher. But around this, hemming it in on the page or enclosing it at the front and back of the book, there are dozens of other texts-page numbers ...and running heads, copyright statements and errata lists-each possessed of particular conventions, each with their own lively histories. To consider these paratexts-recalling them from the margins, letting them take centre stage-is to be reminded that no book is the sole work of the author whose name appears on the cover; rather, every book is the sum of a series of collaborations. It is to be reminded, also, that not everything is intended for us, the readers. There are sections that are solely directed at others-binders, librarians, lawyers-parts of the book that, if they are working well, are working discreetly, like a theatrical prompt, whispering out of the audience's ear-shot Book Parts is a bold and imaginative intervention in the fast growing field of book history: it pulls the book apart. Over twenty-two chapters, Book Parts tells the story of the components of the book: from title pages to endleaves; from dust jackets to indexes-and just about everything in between. Book Parts covers a broad historical range that runs from the pre-print era to the digital, bringing together the expertise of some of the most exciting scholars working on book history today in order to shine a new light on these elements hiding in plain sight in the books we all read.
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ISBN 9780198812463
Released NZ 11 Jul 2019
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780198812463
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 11 Jul 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Duncan, Dennis
Edited by Smyth, Adam
Category Art Styles Not Limited By Date
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Literary Studies: General
Publishing Industry
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 070.5
Weight 778g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Books, Books - History, Books - Format
NBS Text Industrial Studies: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly