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Title:
The tradition of fine bookbinding in the twentieth century : catalogue of an exhibition, 12 November 1979 to 15 February 1980
Author:
Callery, Bernadette G.
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Publication Information:
Pittsburgh, Pa. : Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie-Mellon University : Davis & Warde, 1979.
Physical Description:
129 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780913196281
Format :
Book

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Z269 .C34 1979 REF. Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Rare Books Reference
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Issued in conjunction with a 1979 exhibit, this book serves as an introductory text to the art of bookbinding. Bernard Middleton contributes the book¿s foreword. In ¿Cobden-Sanderson and the Arts and Crafts movement,¿ Marianne Titcombe details the history of bookbinding and the role of T. J. Cobden-Sanderson. Jean Gunner¿s ¿Techniques in rebinding books at the Hunt Institute¿ outlines the Institute¿s approach to bookbinding and preservation. The book contains a detailed description and color or black-and-white photos of the 92 bindings from the 16th to 20th centuries featured in the exhibit.