Fly Leaves and Velvet – Form and Function of Book Bindings through History
May 2019 – January 2020
On 17 May 2 pm exhibition curator Kristina Lundblad, Associate Professor of Book History at Lund University, will be inaugurating the exhibition Fly Leaves and Velvet – Form and Function of Book Bindings through History.
The exhibition has been developed in cooperation with Kristina Lundblad. The exhibited books and objects come from our own collections, the Einar Hansen library, the Swedish Book Museum and a private collection.
The exhibition wants to give you as a visitor an opportunity to learn more about book bindings, but we also welcome you to just enjoy the variation in form and colour exhibited by physical books through the ages.
Book binding has followed man for nearly two thousand years, and in all times book binders have adapted bindings, materials and designs to the practical uses of the book. The book binders have always had to adapt to the supply of materials. Even if import of goods occurred early on, the binders have mainly worked with local leather and wood types.
At the University Library the so-called library binding − an extra strong binding − has played an important role in modern times and therefore deserves its own place in the exhibition. You will also experience sprinkled fore edges, or edges decorated with splashes of colour, if you visit the exhibition.
The exhibition is in Swedish, but very visual. Welcome to our entrance hall!
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