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Sat April 4, 2020

Collector's Tour of Bound for Beauty

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Kathleen V. Roberts, collector and co-curator of Bound for Beauty, will lead a 60-minute tour of the exhibit, featuring Decorated Publishers' Bindings from 1840-1920.

In the 1800s, new technology made mass production of books possible. To sell those books, publishers produced beautifully decorated covers reflecting the tastes of the age. Known as Decorated Publishers' Bindings, they were bound in colorful fabric and elaborately decorated in silver and gold.

Drawing from the books on display in the Bound for Beauty exhibit, Kathy will highlight notable pieces from her 20 years of collecting. See the original bindings for Louisa May Alcott's Little Women series, the artistry of Maxfield Parrish, and Vanessa Bell's woodcut designs for Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press titles. Come see these stunning masterpieces and prepare to be amazed. The WOW factor is high!
Kathleen V. Roberts, collector and co-curator of Bound for Beauty, will lead a 60-minute tour of the exhibit, featuring Decorated Publishers' Bindings from 1840-1920. In the 1800s, new technology made mass production of books possible. To sell those books, publishers produced be...
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