A visual tribute to the printed word, this delicious ode to the book will be irresistible to anyone who treasures the feel of fine paper and the special allure of a clothbound volume.Abelardo Morell's elegant photographs of books are presented induotone reproductions, highlighting the grace and sensuality of theprinted page. Morell has selected unusual books, like a leather-bound volume that is smaller than a paper clip, an impossibly large dictionary and illustrated books whose characters appear to leap off the page.He has photographed the endless ocean of books in a library and thestrikingly beautiful way in which weathered and water-damaged bookstake on sculptural form.
About the Author
Abelardo Morell was born in Cuba in 1948. His work has been exhibited and collected by the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; and over forty other museums and institutions worldwide. He has been the recipient of several awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1993. Morell lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Nicholson Baker has published seven novels and four works of nonfiction, including Double Fold, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001, and The World on Sunday.