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Books and Their Covers: Bookbindings in the Reed Collections

Tuesday, August 18 - Monday, November 30
Hauser Library flat and wall cases
This event is open to the public.

The art of bookbindings mirror in miniature the changes in style and design in the world around us. Dating from the 16th century to the present, books in this exhibition have been selected from the Reed collections to show the breadth of these designs—from the vellum covering of a sewn-through-the-fold paper text block to the accordion-folded artist’s book. Displayed are various binding structures, examples of endpaper designs, early bindings, publishers’ stamped cloth bindings, and the creativity of book artists. Courtesy of special collections.

Viewing hours.

For more information, contact Gay Walker.
Submitted by Laurie Lindquist.
Posted on Aug 19, 2015


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