Edges of Books. Specimens of Edge Decoration from RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection.
GALBRAITH, Stephen K.
Rochester, NY: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, 2012,
First Edition. oblong quarto, pictorial wrappers. 66 pp. RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, Item #22912
Edges of Books examines a familiar form from an unfamiliar perspective. When books are on display it is usually their spines, covers, text, or illustrations that are featured. These are the familiar parts of the books—the parts that modern readers have come to interact with the most. Edges of Books takes a different approach, uncovering a tradition that extends back centuries in which the edges of books were important sites for information and decoration. With 57 illustrations. New.