Monday July 27th, 2009

A Visual Dictionary

Over at the Amazon blog Omnivoracious, Daphne Durham recommends Pictorial Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities by John M. Carrera, “a gorgeous book devoted solely to Webster’s dictionary illustrations of the 19th century.” It does look gorgeous, and I’m eager to see a copy in real life.

In this video, Carrera explains the long process that led to publication. Like many videos from vimeo, for some reason, this one skips so much when I try to play it that I can’t get through it. But if your computer is friendlier to those clips, have at it.