While browsing the stalls at the book market in the Hague, I have recently found a remnant of the ideological war that had crushed many lives, including the life of Boris Pasternak, the author of the literary work in question.
Corsini is a prominent Florentine family. Over the centuries, it had enjoyed having both financial and religious influence. Among the members of the family were merchants, bankers, cardinals. Even a Pope and a saint. That alone could have made the story of the Corsini Archive interesting. Continue reading →
Every time I travel I look for some book or bookbinding-related locations in almost every city or town I visit. Past trip to Italy was no exception. Unfortunately, this time we had a very tight schedule (3500 kilometers just in 11 days) and almost no time for museums. However, we had a full day in Venice and I hoped to find something interesting there. Continue reading →
Find below a list of bookbinding courses and workshops in Italy. All courses listed are available to the public, some are day courses, others are multi-day courses and some are full time. With just a rare exception all the courses are taught in Italian. Continue reading →