Bookmarking Book Art – in medias res – Diane Stemper

In the middle of a shelf in Diane Stemper's Ohio home, Umberto Eco's Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages sits bookended, on the left, by two books about Francis Bacon and, on the right, by a small monograph on Pierre Bonnard and another book Art and Culture of Japan. The books are not organized alphabetically or chronologically.... Continue Reading →

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Bookmarking Book Art – The Lindisfarne Gospels

"The British Library is delighted to be a major lender to the exhibition The Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham, which runs from 1 July to 30 September 2013. No fewer than six of the Library's greatest Anglo-Saxon and medieval treasures are on display at Palace Green Library in Durham, among them the St Cuthbert Gospel, the Ceolfrith Bible and, of... Continue Reading →

Bookmark — The ABC of Bookmarking

The British Library's "Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts" blog is a reliable source of visual delight and provocation to think about the interplay of the print and digital worlds.  It also prompts the application of Ezra Pound's critical technique of juxtaposing works, demonstrated so well in his The ABC of Reading. Earlier this year, Ann Tomalak, Conservator,... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking The Gutenberg Bible – The Digital in Support of the Print

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has updated its site displaying one of the only five copies of the Gutenberg Bible in the US.   There is much to admire here, and much to be curious about.  The illustration of the watermarks that distinguish the Pforzheimer Bible, the map of locations of... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art — Center for Book Arts: Support our Artists in Residence!

Even the "book arts" are having to go back to the future, sort of, to survive. In the Renaissance, the arts and manuscripts were supported by the patronage of the rich and powerful, intent on securing fame, honor or redemption by association with lasting works. Along comes the democratizing printing press, and eventually (a very... Continue Reading →

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