Dutch Decorated Bookbinding in the Eighteenth Century PDF ePub eBook

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Dutch Decorated Bookbinding in the Eighteenth Century free pdf Awarded with the 15th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography 2010. This classic can be ranked among the well-known international standard works on the subject of bookbinding. The author, Dr. Jan Storm van Leeuwen, gives in this work an elaborate general historical introduction to his subject. It also contains a general introduction to each province, as they were known in the eigteenth century, and an extensive overall picture of the towns where luxury bindings were manufactured, describing the bookbinder's workshops and binderies of each town. The historical introduction is completed with a catalogue of the approximately 2000 relevant bindings in the collections of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) and its sister institution the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum. About 1500 other bindings that the author studied over time in other collections are also described. But the most important feature of this work is that all (nearly 10.000) stamps on these bindings are represented by a picture. Never before so many bindings (3500) have been recorded, described and discussed in such detail and with the benefit of an established model and terminology.

About Jan Storm Van Leeuwen

Dr. Jan Storm van Leeuwen (1943) studied Art History at the University of Utrecht. From 1968 until his retirement in December 2005 he was employed by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal Library) in The Hague, where he worked for the larger part of his career as a rare book librarian specializing in book bindings. He also lectured at the Plantin Society in Antwerp, Belgium and the Rare Book School in Charlottesville, USA. He has published many articles on books and the art and history of bookbinding, including De achttiende-eeuwse Haagse boekband in de Koninklijke Bibliotheek en het Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum (The Hague, 1976) (which was his dissertation subject), 'The well-shirted book-binding, on chemise bindings and Hulleneinbande', in: Theatrum Orbis Librorum. Liber Amicorum presented to Nico Israel... (Utrecht, 1989) and 100 tresors de la reliure Neerlandaise du XVIIIe siecle. Exposition Bibliotheque Royale (The Hague, 1997).

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Author : Jan Storm Van Leeuwen
Publisher : Hes
Data Published : 01 January 2006
ISBN : 9061943698
EAN : 9789061943693
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 3200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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