Beautiful Bookbindings: A Thousand Years of the Bookbinder's Art

SKU:
9781585462931
P.J.M. Marks
2011
192 pages
Color illustrations
8.8 x 11 inches
Hardcover
$49.95

From exquisite medieval bookbindings crafted from precious metals and jewels to the unique and highly imaginative creations of contemporary bookbinders, this book celebrates over one hundred of the most beautiful bookbindings of the last thousand years.

Illustrated in color throughout, with specially commissioned studio photography showing bindings from a variety of angles, this book provides a visual overview of the chronological development of this splendid, yet often overlooked, art form.