History of Books - Wangenheim Museum artifacts of
Writing   
 Pictures of people, animals, things - pictograms -Lascaux

 

Signs - on clay tablets, stone

3500 BC
2400 BC

 Alphabet - letters for sounds - 26
  • Greek
  • Cyrillic
  • Roman
Paper   

 

  • natural materials - wood, bone, bamboo slats, stone
  • wax on wood
  • papyrus - from plants
    • Alexandria library, King Ptolemy - rolls
  • parchment - animal skins
  • paper
    • bamboo - silk
    • boiled wood strips into pulp

 

 

500 BC
295 BC

 

 

105 BC

 

Illuminated manuscripts - Monks - British Library

making manuscripts and illustrating video
illustrations tell part of story - Getty

500 AD
 
  • Bible
  
Printing   

600 AD
1300 AD
1450 AD

1885 AD

1860-1920

Libraries    
 Mesopotamia - clay tablets 2000 BC
Ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt (Alexandria) -scrolls 1000 BC
 Palestines- Dead Sea Scolls 1000 AD
Universities - books (Harvard 1638) 1600
 Public libraries
Bibiliotecha Alexandria today
 

1800
2005

Bookless?BibioTech
Bexar County Digital Library,
San Antonio
 

History of Books - PPT (me)

worksheet - Books Through the Ages (Highsmith)

Bibliography

Books - overview

  • Book. by Karen Brookfield (002)
  • History of making books (002)

Writing

  • First painter, by Kathryn Lasky (709.2 LAS)
  • Painters of the caves, by Patrick Lauber (709.2 LAS)
  • Hieroglyphs from A to Z by Peter Der Manuelian (932 PER)
  • Alphabetical order: how the alphabet began, by Tiphaine Samoyault ((411 SAM)
  • History of writing (Calliope) (411)
  • Writing (Faces magazine) (411)
  • Writing, by Amanda Lewis (411)
  • Writing: story of alphabets and scripts, by Georges Jean (411)
  • The journey of English, by Donna Brook (420.9)
  • Language (Kids Discover)

Paper

  • How paper is made, by Lesley Perrins (676)
  • Paper, Elizabeth Simpson Smith (676)
  • Paper through the ages, by Shaaron Cosner (676)
  • Story of paper, by Ying Chang Compestine (E)

Illuminations

  • Illuminations, by Jonathan Hunt (745.67 HUN)
  • The art of illuminated manuscripts (745.67 WOO )
  • Marguerite makes a book, by Bruce Robertson (E)

Printing

  • Anna the bookbinder, by Andrea Cheng (E)
  • Breaking into print, by Krensky (686.2)
  • Fine Print (Gutenberg), by Burch (686.2)
  • Gutenberg, by Leonard Everett Fisher (686)
  • Inventing the printing press, by Mullins (686.2 MUL)

Libraries

  • Andrew Carnegie, builder of libraries, by Simon (027)
  • Books is a box, by Stotts (027)
  • Check it out! the booke about libraries, by Gail Gibbons (027)
  • Down Cut Shin Creek: pack horse librarians, by Apelt (027)
  • Inside - outside Book of Libraries, by Roxie Munro (027)
  • Librarian of Basra: true story from Iraq, by Winter (027)
  • The Library of Alexandria, by Kelly Trumble (027)

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