Hand Bookbindings

Portable book
Hand Bookbindings: Plain and Simple to Grand and Glorious. The on-line display of that Princeton University’s Firestone Library exhibition of over two hundred bindings, divided thematically into twenty-six categories. While conventional wisdom holds that books cannot be judged by their covers, visitors had a chance to do just that from the most humble of volumes to the most luxurious; from the monastic manuscripts of the twelfth century to the special editions of the twentieth. I chose the image of that curious portable book, used in the late Middle Ages, but the prettiest covers are on Embroidered Bindings pages.

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  1. Bra bokbinderi

    Bibi tipsar om Princeton Universitys samling med handinbundna böcker. Här ryms skapelser från 1100-talet fram till våra dagar; den ena snyggare än den andra – och alla påminner de om vilken roll som den materiella formen faktiskt kan spela.
    Är då de…

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