Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Expo Reliure 1820-2010 III : les démonstrations


What was absolutely fascinating at the bookbinding exhibition was this: two young ladies of the Versailles School of Fine Arts were presenting the art of bookbinding.
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Fascinante démonstration de reliure par deux jeunes femmes de l'Ecole des Beaux Arts de Versailles.

34 comments:

andrew1860 said...

Wow this is so interesting wish I could be there

Steffe said...

Always interesting to see experts at work.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I would have enjoyed this immensely!

Thanks, Ciel, for stopping by our new website! And for straightening out my linguistic difficulties! I did change the piano photo title.

I'm the one who plays ... Lois plays a little bit. Great fun, though.

Jack said...

We are fortunate that these artists are choosing to keep alive a craft that is at risk of dying out.

Woody said...

It's good to know this art is still being taught. Their work spaces look very neat and orderly. I should post a photo of my work bench in the garage. Complete chaos, LOL.

Bob Crowe said...

I am very glad to see someone preserving this art. Paperback books have not been bound, in the traditional sense, for decades. Now many people (um, like me) read on an electronic tablet. This craft is part of the history of civilization.

Halcyon said...

They definitely have nice looking hands! What a time-consuming process this must have been in the old days.

Kay L. Davies said...

How wonderful. I would have loved to see this myself.
-- K

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

Randy said...

It really is an art. Nice shots.

T. Becque said...

I really didn't know that it was done like this anymore - nice to see!

Small City Scenes said...

this would be so interesting to attend. I would like to watch the whole operation. MB

Bergson said...

as tu fait relier ton album photo

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Interesting to learn about the Versailles School of Fine Arts. I wonder what is on their curriculum besides bookbinding, which is certainly a worthwhile study. I am so happy that you are exposing all these unusual features of the Versailles region to us here. Proving that a visit to Versailles would take more than a month to see.

ALAIN said...

Dans l'avenir, il y aura peut-etre des relieuses de blogs...

Cezar and Léia said...

Fascinating!
Looking these pictures, it's not look so complicate to make, but I imagine how elaborate it can be...Well, they are all artists!
Wonderful!
Léia

Marguerite-marie said...

je prendrais bien l'un des plus beaux caddies de marché du samedi pour aller chercher des livres dans cette bibliothèque somptueuse qui ne prête pas mais permet de voir. Un beau métier que celui qui consiste à chouchouter les beaux ouvrages.
bises de la Bretagne qui voit défiler les perturbations (météo, bien sûr!)
Kenavo!

Gunn said...

Looks interesting!:)

Malyss said...

C'est tout un savoir-faire , avec de belles matières, dans un milieu calme et élégant..Quel beau metier!

Doug Hickok said...

I'm a big fan of books and prefer the good ole fashion kind instead of the modern tablet. There are few pleasures better than holding in hand a well crafted book.

brattcat said...

how wonderful to see those young hands at work on this old craft.

VP said...

Art is an abused word today, any fool can put together a 'work of art'.
I think a good (and rare) artisan bookbinder would be more satisfied with craft, a much more serious word (in my humble opinion).

Birdman said...

Have enjoyed all your images of this exhibit. Cool.

BaysideLife said...

Good to see that hand crafts are still practiced. Now if we can just get people to put pen to paper again!

SRQ said...

Bookbinding? I thought that was a lost art. I bet that was cool to see firsthand.

Francisca said...

Good to see this crafting skill still alive.

Loree said...

That must have been very interesting to see.

Tammie Lee said...

I have always loved book binding. Books are a treasure.

Becky said...

I like the colours in these photos. And how fun to get to watch them do their art!

Alain Alexandre said...

je dirais même c'est magnifique que des gens perpétue les traditions des petit mains.

Dina said...

A good thing to see.

Olivier said...

bonne question de Bergson ;) c'est de l'art, ma grand mere en faisait, j'etais fascine

Miss_Yves said...

"Fascinant" est le mot!
je ne me lasse pas des démonstrations de l'atelier de reliure des archives départementales

Miss_Yves said...

De belles photos, nettes et précises

paulboo said...

Nice to see the old crafts in young hands, so often these old skills die out with the old practitioners!!