Beautiful Bookbindings

Marks, P.J.M
Publisher: The British Library
Binding: Hardback
Language: English
Pages: 192
Measurements: 22.50 x 31.00 cm

Over 100 of the most beautiful bookbindings from the last 1000 years are showcased in this highly illustrated book that provides a world view of the development of the bookbinding craft. Arranged chronologically, these beautiful and often surprising works of art present a clear visual record of the progression of the craft through the ages. By juxtaposing bindings from different countries from the same period, differences and similarities, and the transfer of styles and ideas, are highlighted.

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