A splendidly illustrated book on the collection of artistic bookbindings created in the lively period of experimentation and high aesthetic quality from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.
[Weil Weiss Museum of Bookbinding at the Trivulziana] The series on public art collections in Milan now includes this very refined book on the Museum of modern artistic bookbinding, with its exceptional collection of bibliographic gems ranging from the second half of the 1800s to the early 1900s.
The book includes a general introduction on the history of the collection; cataloguing entries for all 700 of the selected works, in chronological order (origin, past owners, characteristics, measurements, materials, etc.); complete critical-aesthetic comment; biographies of the craftsmen, a bibliography and indices.
The splendid photographic reproductions, specially prepared by Electa for this publication, do justice to the beauty of the books examined.