Saturday, 19 February 2011

Expo Reliure 1820-2010 I


So here we are at the bookbinding exhibition. Above are books that bear empress Josephine's emblem. Below, a later binding by Marius Michel (1846-1925) with some tools of the trade.
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Nous voici donc à l'expo de reliures. Ci-dessus, des ouvrages portant le chiffre de l'impératrice Joséphine. A gauche, une reliure plus moderne exécutée par Marius Michel (1846-1925) et quelques outils.

23 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

They're so beautiful! I spent all my working life in the printing and newspaper industry, but I've never worked in bookbinding. I feel I really missed something when I see these, especially the second photo.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

bfarr said...

These books are beautiful

akarui said...

Ces reliures sont magnifiques. Une exposition qui doit ravir les amateurs de vieux livres. J'aurais sans doute ete interesse par les outils utilises, mon cote manuel...

brattcat said...

These are gorgeous.

Magpie said...

Can you imagine the skill and craftsmanship that went into these books? It's amazing.

Jack said...

The inside cover of the Michel book is beautiful, isn't it?

Randy said...

Nice exhibit!

T. Becque said...

So elegant and such detail they put into it. I'm getting the impression that you're showing the more refined aspect of humanity and I'm showing the, well...the less refined side (tombstones). :)

ALAIN said...

J'aime bien le tissu moiré de la reliure de Marius Michel.

Dina said...

Such lovely leather jackets with which to clothe the pages of books.

With Kindle the smell and feel of a leather binding is lost to us.

Dina said...

P.S. Lest you think I am a fan of such things, I have never even seen a Kindle in real life.

Alain Alexandre said...

pour ma part j'ai toujours un livre à lire avec moi mais dans la poche, les livre relié pour les bibliothèques ou les collectionneur très belle photo et ton.

Birdman said...

Quite nice. Love bookbinding and such.

VP said...

Bookbinding as art...

Malyss said...

Le cuir, les outils, le resultat...ça doit être passionnant à voir!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

I would like to try my hand at bookbinding. Such a beautiful art when done well. Thanks for this book series, Ciel.

Sharon

Regina K said...

Beautiful books. Bindings like that are missing with a Kindle and todays books.

Francisca said...

My one and only reddish-brown leather book cover does not have anyone's emblem, but it does have 22 karat gold... and it's covering The Essential Writings of Albert Camus. :-) Magnifique, n'est-ce pas?

Leif Hagen said...

Very fancy, nobel and valuable stuff!

Woody said...

I recently saw a tv show on rebinding books and was amazed by the amount of effort and time it takes. The results were not as impressive as these however.

EG Wow said...

I read a lot so LOVE books. I wonder what will happen to libraries with so many people reading e-books these days.

Olivier said...

je ne pouvais pas ne pas passer et voir tes superbes reliures, j'adore, j'ai envie de les toucher lentement, et les sentir...

Crafty Green Poet said...

that would be a fscinating exhibition, I love old books...