TITLE

The Ancient Art of FORE-EDGE PAINTING

AUTHOR(S)
DUTTER, VERA E.
PUB. DATE
January 1969
SOURCE
American Artist;Jan1969, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the history of the art of fore-edge painting. Fore-edge decoration reportedly began when books were still made of vellum and stored shelved flat, with librarians lettering the titles on the exposed edges of books. It is stated that the early history of fore-edge painting is centered on the theme of identification. The author mentions that edge decoration, mostly floral and heraldic design was known in Europe from the 10th century onwards.
ACCESSION #
51833306

 

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