Bookmarking Book Art – Mending Pages

William Dean Minter, Senior Book Conservator in the Digitization and Preservation Department at Pennsylvania State University drew my attention to these images. At first, they reminded me of passages in Annie Tremmel Wilcox's A Degree of Mastery, in which she describes mending rare books with kozo paper under the hawkeye of the late Bill Anthony. Then, dreamcatchers sprang to... Continue Reading →

Bookmark – Aldus Manutius, 6 February 1515 – 6 February 2015

Late afternoon before the long worn wooden benches in the Bodleian's Convocation Hall, 500 years after the death of Aldus Manutius, Oren Margolis served his audience well, providing them with a richer appreciation of the "finest printed book of the entire Renaissance"* - the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili - and of its publisher Aldus Manutius. Drawing our attention to... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Helen Douglas

Helen Douglas has been kind enough to forward the notice above of her most recent work - In Mexico: in the garden of Edward James.  Based on her invited residency in Mexico City, this concertina book takes the viewer through Edward James’ jungle garden Las Pozas, its buildings and staircases, James's surreal imagination and, best of all, Douglas's... Continue Reading →

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