What do reading a book, smoking a cigarette, throwing confetti and voting in an election have in common? The answer, of course, is paper. Paper serves nearly every function of our lives. It is the technology with which we have made sense of the world. Yet the age of paper is ending. Ebooks now outsell their physical counterparts. Still, there are some uses of paper that seem unlikely to change - Christmas won't be Christmas without wrapped presents or crackers. And the language of paper - documents, files and folders - has survived digitisation. In Paper: An Elegy Ian Sansom builds a museum of paper and explores its paradox - its vulnerability and durability. This book is a timely meditation on the very paper it's printed on.
Used availability for Ian Sansom's Paper: An Elegy
May 2013 : USA Hardback
October 2012 : UK Hardback
August 2015 : USA Paperback
2001 : UK Paperback
October 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
May 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition