The Beauty Of Books

May 2020

4. Paperback Writer

3.0 9 x
A look at paperback cover design in the 20th century, including the changing designs of Nineteen Eighty Four and David Pelham's iconic image for A Clockwork Orange.

3. Illustrated Wonderlands

4.0 15 x
A look at the finest examples of illustrated books, including Alice in Wonderland and The Gruffalo, and the relationship between writer and illustrator.

2. Medieval Masterpieces

4.0 16 x
The medieval era was the heyday of illuminated manuscripts. This episode looks at the Luttrell Psalter, a remarkable devotional book, and Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

1. Ancient Bibles

4.0 13 x
A look at the 4th century Codex Sinaiticus, the world's oldest bible, and the Winchester bible, which lay at the heart of the church's struggle with the state in the 12th century.
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