Andrew Lang, Rescuer of Fairy Tales
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein source Andrew Lang's well-known "Fairy Books" are a series of fairy tales - a collection of twelve books in all - published between 1889 and 1910. Each volume is distinguished by its own color, all collected and edited (not written, as some mistakenly assume) by Lang. Anita Silvey (The Essential Guide to Children's Books) said, "The…
Decorated Bible Sides
I love this old 1670 ornate bible, especially the decorated sides. So I just had to give this a try. I used stamps and then colored them in with a water brush using the Memento ink. Used very little water of course. I even used a little watercolor too, keeping the pages closed as tightly as I could. It all worked good. I tryed it on the old inductive study bible first. Then I tryed it on my new bible doing the same process. But it has gold leaf on the sides so it barely showed up until I…
Duseuil or Padeloup?
A study of french decorative bookbinding in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as well as certain Dutch decorative bindings in the eighteenth century. An in depth comparative study of gold tooling imprints as well as virtual reconstructions.
Bookbinding, the joining together of a number of leaves or folios (most frequently of paper, parchment, or vellum) within covers to form a codex or book, as opposed to a roll or scroll. Bookbinding began when the codex started to replace the roll. The earliest elaborately decorated bookbindings
About Botanicum Discover more than 160 exhibits in this virtual museum, open all hours. The 2017 offering from Big Picture Press’s Welcome to the Museum series, Botanicum, is a brilliantly curated guide to plant life. With artwork from Katie Scott of Animalium fame, Botanicum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with superb cross…
Insanely Inspirational Shelfies | Underlined
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