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Fore-Edge Book Paintings from the Boston Public Library

Adam Green - June 7, 2018 in book arts, fore-edge painting, painted spine, painting on edges of books

Wonderful examples of "fore-edge painting", where an illustration or design appears on the "fore-edge" of a book.

Fore-Edge Book Paintings from the Boston Public Library

Adam Green - June 7, 2018 in book arts, fore-edge painting, painted spine, painting on edges of books

Wonderful examples of "fore-edge painting", where an illustration or design appears on the "fore-edge" of a book.

Pens and Needles: Reviving Book-Embroidery in Victorian England

Adam Green - March 21, 2018 in Art & Illustrations, arts and crafts movement, book arts, Books, embroidered book covers, embroidery, may morris, queen elizabeth, victorian, victorian england, william morris

Fashionable in the 16th and 17th century, the art of embroidering unique covers for books saw a comeback in late 19th-century England, from the middle-class drawing room to the Arts and Crafts movement. Jessica Roberson explores the bibliomania, patriotism, and issues around gender so central to the revival.

Pens and Needles: Reviving Book-Embroidery in Victorian England

Adam Green - March 21, 2018 in Art & Illustrations, arts and crafts movement, book arts, Books, embroidered book covers, embroidery, may morris, queen elizabeth, victorian, victorian england, william morris

Fashionable in the 16th and 17th century, the art of embroidering unique covers for books saw a comeback in late 19th-century England, from the middle-class drawing room to the Arts and Crafts movement. Jessica Roberson explores the bibliomania, patriotism, and issues around gender so central to the revival.