Spent yesterday's evening sorting the books about books I bought since moving to the Netherlands. It starts to look like an obsession. However, it's hard to stop when you have book markets like the one in the Hague just a half-hour ride away.
It took 15 years to gather Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers’ Bindings. Its hallmark being that books were chosen for their covers and arranged by decades. That way of organization gives a unique chance to see how the historical events affected book decoration and book production in general. It truly makes books a subject of an interdisciplinary study of art, history, design and commerce. Continue reading →