Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • The Museum Book
  • Written by Jan Mark
    Illustrated by Richard Holland
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780763675004
  • Our Price: $8.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Museum Book

Buy now from Random House

  • The Museum Book
  • Written by Jan Mark
    Illustrated by Richard Holland
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9780763633707
  • Our Price: $18.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Museum Book

The Museum Book

A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections

Written by Jan MarkAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jan Mark
Illustrated by Richard HollandAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Richard Holland

The Museum Book Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - The Museum Book
  • Email this page - The Museum Book
  • Print this page - The Museum Book
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
Synopsis

Synopsis

Why do people collect things? This ode to museums mighty and minuscule will draw curious viewers of all ages — and is worthy of collection itself.

What is a museum? Why would anyone amass shells, words, clocks, teeth, trains, dinosaurs, mummies . . . or two-headed sheep? Find out where the word "museum" comes from and what unusual items (unicorn horns? mermaids?) some early museums placed on view. Jan Mark’s humorous and conversational insights take readers through museums’ multifaceted history, while Richard Holland’s eye-catching mixed-media illustrations lend their own quirky flair. With vivid examples from all around the world, this wonderful book puts museums — and the many artifacts lovingly stored there — on display in a whole new light.

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: