Art of the Publisher
Paperback $12.99 - Penguin UK
Writing,Language & Reference - Published: 18/Nov/2015 - ISBN: 9780141978482
'All books published by a certain publisher could be seen as links in a single chain, or segments in a serpentine progression of books, or fragments in a single book'
Writer, critic and publisher of Adelphi, Roberto Calasso condenses a lifetime's knowledge into this short, illuminating meditation on beauty, literature and design. From whether you can judge a book without its cover to a future of universal digitization, and from the most beautiful book ever printed to the elusive notion of quality, Calasso creates a vision of publishing as 'a literary work in itself, belonging to a genre all its own'.
'Calasso is a literary institution.' Paris Review
'A master of imaginative sympathy.' Andrew Motion
'He has no equal.' Independent
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