Thursday, July 25, 2019

Fore-Edge Paintings

Nothing is ever as simple as it seems.
~M.H. Boroson

Paintings on the edge today. The fore-edge of books, that is.

The heavens: an illustrated handbook of popular astronomy, 1867
With fore-edge painting (fanned to the right) of Cambridge, Massachusetts observatory as viewed from across the Charles River

The poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
With fore-edge painting (fanned to the right) of St. Peter’s Basilica and Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome

Boston Library collection of fore-edge paintings
Edges of Books by Steven K. Galbraith


Pop said...

This was SO interesting! I've always been fascinated by fore-edge painting (though I didn't know it was called that), and these were excellent examples.

But the best part was the master class video. That was great.

Thanks, Tabatha, for such an marvelous post. :-)

Michelle Kogan said...

Fascinating Tabatha, the video was wonderful, I love old books, thanks!

Robyn Hood Black said...

Oh, my.... - of course, right up my altered-book-loving alley! Beautiful, Tabatha - thank you!

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