Publisher description for Word & image : art, books and design : from the National Art Library / edited by Rowan Watson, Elizabeth James and Julius Bryant.


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This book celebrates Britain's National Art Library, the first of what was a new kind of museum library, formed in the 19th century by and for artists, designers, and artisans; and intensively used by them and later by the public. Here are more than 100 objects that have helped to define and redefine the subject and scope of the history of the fine and decorative arts, from a 15th-century book of hours to George Cruikshank's studies of Fagin for Oliver Twist to an Yves Saint Laurent design for the House of Dior and Bill Brandt's photos, Word and Image explores some of the world's finest examples of books.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
National Art Library (Great Britain) -- Catalogs.
Illustration of books -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
Book design -- History -- Catalogs.
National Art Library (London) -- (NL-LeOCL)371709725