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By Pradeep Sebastian

The pleasant style, Books approximately Books, which appears to be like on the publication as a actual item, as a crafted piece of paintings, the place its bibliographical elements like binding, typography, version, and rarity topic up to the literary content material within - has seldom been explored in Indian writing. those essays trap the drama of bookish obsession, the fun and snares of the bookish lifestyles and the light insanity that's e-book love. during this selection of essays Pradeep Sebastian brings jointly notes from a bibliophile at the romance of publication accumulating, the wonderful thing about airborne dirt and dust jackets, the entice of infrequent and primary variations, the fun of looking in second-hand bookshops, the bibliomania of e-book thieves, motion pictures approximately books, the interior lifetime of a reader and, in fact, the author's favorite books.

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Than a million p o ~ ~ nfrorn And in January 2009, a sixty-year-old Iranian Farhad Hakimzadeh businessman and hook cc~llectc~rcalled was found stealing pages from rare hooks in the Bodleian library. He had been doing this for seven years and had gone undetected. He was snipping out pages, he later said, to augment his own fine collection of antiquarian hooks. O n e of the pages he had cut out was a 500-yearold map worth 32,000 pounds. ' And the British press noted that Hakimzadeh, 'slowly nodded his head'.

If you see a few, they are invariably second hand and damaged enough fcor the popu p not ~ to work). A pop-up book is basically the work of a paper engineer. T h e p r d e n variety has illustrations that open out in a three-dimensional way (they pop up when The Artiscs' Book / 67 the page is opened), and of course lnost adults dismiss it as kid's stuff. A h , but there are pop,iip books and then there are pop-up books. The work of the genius paper engineer Sahuda simply astonishes and pushes the boundaries of the pop-up book beyond what any paper engineer has dared or imagined.

Cummings published ;I book without a title. Apparently, to this day, copyright clerks a n d librarians continue to be haunted by the of recording and categorizing it. Whether the best titles are pure inspiration and spring out of nowhere, or they need working at before they're found, one thing is for sure: coming up \+,it11a good title is itself half the achievement. AN artists' book is a book made by a n artist. A book designed and produced by a n artist. T h e artist executes each step of a book's production, and has control over every aspect of the book.

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