Largest Book-world record set by Ayman
BEIRUT, Lebanon-- An enlarged replica (304 pages
that are 3.85 meters wide and 2.77 meters tall, weighing in
at 1,060 kilograms) of Ayman Trawi's national bestselling
photography book "Beirut's Memory,"which depicts the changing
face of the capital between 1991 and 2002, sets the world
record for the Largest
The book is an enlarged replica of Ayman
Trawi's national bestselling photography book "Beirut's Memory,"
which depicts the changing face of the capital between 1991
and 2002 through a collection of "before and after" photos
of key downtown reconstruction sites.
Trawi and his landmark book are set
to travel to multiple destinations around the world in the
upcoming year, with one of the first stops being at the Louvre
museum in Paris, France.
Tourism Ministry General Director Nada
Sardouk saw the value of the book not so much in its size,
but in its ability to spark interest in Lebanon by generating
positive publicity for the country. "It's not only about the
world's largest book, it's also about the reconstruction,
and if that gets people talking about Beirut.
The last book to break the Guinness
World Record was published in 1976 in Denver, Colorado, in
the United States, under the title of "The Super Book," which
measured 3.07 meters wide and 2.74 meters tall with 252.6
kilograms of weight spread over 300 pages.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Related world records:
Photobook-world record set by Hitomi Toyama
expensive Dickens book-world record set by Oliver Twist
book-Harry Potter final book set world record
hand written Bible-world record set by Sunil Joseph
books donated-world record set by Rotary International