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Beauty and the book : fine editions and cultural distinction in America

Author: Megan Benton
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Series: Henry McBride series in modernism and modernity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In post-World War I America - a world teeming with magazines, newspapers, radio broadcasts, and movies - many feared that the survival of traditional, serious books was in peril. This concern led to a publishing boom in fine editions - books valued primarily for their beauty, craftsmanship, extravagance, status, or scarcity. Beauty and the Book is a lively cultural history of the explosion in demand for these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Benton
ISBN: 0300082134 9780300082135
OCLC Number: 41662612
Description: xii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Shame the World, to Please the World --
1. Too Many Books: The Glut of the Good Life --
2. On Sacred Ground: The Theory of the Ideal Book --
3. Man and Machine --
4. Gilded Goblets: Strategies of Fine Design --
5. Classics or Cabbages? The Question of Content --
6. For the Joy of Doing: The Business of Anticommercialism --
7. Too Many Fine Books: Death of a High Tradition --
Appendix. List of Sample Editions.
Series Title: Henry McBride series in modernism and modernity.
Responsibility: Megan L. Benton.

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After World War I, the US was flooded with newspapers, magazines, radio stations and movies. Many feared serious books would disappear altogether. The concern caused a boom in fine editions, valued  Read more...

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