Iconic books are texts revered as objects of power rather than just as words of instruction, information, or insight. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. This blog chronicles such events and activities. (For more about iconic books, see the links to the Iconic Books Project at left.)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tallest book

From Michael Lieberman on Book Patrol:

When the Burj Dubai opens early next year it will it be the world's tallest building.

In the lobby will be a copy of what has to be the world's tallest book.

The 'Burj Dubai Opus' stands 15 feet tall.

Emaar Properties, the developers of the Burj Dubai, have hired luxury publisher Kraken Opus to produce the book. The book will contain plans of the design and construction of the building as well as exclusive content and never-before-seen photographs.

Beside the" lobby" edition there will be a collectors edition and a limited edition offered for sale. There will also be copies that will be auctioned for charity.

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