SKRIFT TRYCK BAND (The Printed Binding--Goldleaf). Om Bokkonst i Röhsska Konstslöjdmuseet (Book Art at the Röhsska Applied Arts Museum)

Author: Thomas Baagøe
Country: Sweden
Code: 1220
Language: Swedish
Year Published: 1980
No. of pages: 77
Illustrations: 57 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 10”x 6 1/2”
Weight: 1.00

Price: 21.50

A comprehensive well illustrated document decribing letters, illumination and printing throughout history from Gutenberg to Gothic binding 1350-1550, 16th-century German and Northern European binding, Italian renaissance binding and 17th , 18th, 19th and 20th-century binding. A very important book for the book collector.

SMÅ KORT OVER DANMARK, ISLAND, GRØNLAND OG ARKTIS (Small Maps Of Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, and the Arctic).

Author: Jensen, Vivi & Reddersen
Country: Denmark
Code: 4328
Language: Danish
Year Published: 1996
No. of pages: 22
Illustrations: 13 Color Illustrations.
Size: 8 1/2”sq
Weight: 0.00

Price: 19.50

An interesting collection of old maps from ca. 1500 to 1800 are depicted here, together with descriptions of cartography from these regions. Most of these colorful and detailed maps are taken from old atlases and they share unparalleled insight into people’s geographical understanding of these countries in this period.

WEIL, SUSAN: ILLUMINATIONS. Bookworks of Susan Weil

Author: van Holten, Ragnar, ed.; Olle Granath, Susan Weil, text
Country: Sweden
Code: 3792
Language: English/ Swedish
Year Published: 1997
No. of pages: 61
Illustrations: 6 Color Illustrations. 31 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 10”x 8”
Weight: 1.00

Price: 29.50

The tradition of fine book craftmanship and the opportunities for departure from these traditions have been an important source of inspiration for this artist. Focusing on one-of-a kind or limited edition art books, Weil’s use of defined formats and unexpected juxtapositions of materials provide the poetry in her work with a combination of intimacy and focus. The strength of her metaphors stems from the meeting between personal everyday experiences and a close study of the great classics of literature. Each form for a book she creates pays homage to the author, whether it be Joyce, Rumi, or Sophocles. This catalog contains beautiful illustrations of her innovative and varied work, each of which is accompanied by an explanation written by the artist herself.