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A Book of Books 
 
  
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Hardcover 
108 pages 
Bulfinch 
Published 2002 
  
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Although we may have been taught not to judge a book by its cover, photographer Abelardo Morell reverses the old saying and delightfully shows us how to relish a book by its look. This inventive and clever photographic ode to the printed word captures all the powerful possibilities contained on the page. A Book of Books gives us images that range from formal studies of shape and texture to the joyously whimsical. 
  
 
  
Most luminous are the sculptural renditions, fluid pages curving over their spines like majestic mountains in the distance. The abstract pattern of a dictionary takes on the enigmatic characteristics of crop circles, while a water-damaged book shows itself as a twisted organic form. An aging book slowly decays in a stark image of paper so fragile it has practically turned to dust. Library stacks seen from above become a labyrinth through Morell's lens. Includes a lovely preface by Nicholson Baker. Perfect for any book enthusiast. (52 duotone photographs) --J.P. Cohen
 
  
 
  

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A Book of Books 
  
Abelardo Morell
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Abelardo Morell 
  
Abelardo Morell
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A Camera in a Room: Photographs (Photographers at Work) 
  
Abelardo Morell; & Constance Sullivan (Editor)
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Abelardo Morell: Camera Obscura 
  
Abelardo Morell (Photographer); & Luc Sante (Introduction)
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