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Marbled paper : its history, techniques, and patterns : with special reference to the relationship of marbling to bookbinding in Europe and the Western world

Author: Richard J Wolfe
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1990.
Series: Publication of the A.S.W. Rosenbach fellowship in bibliography.
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For 250 years after its introduction to Europe around 1600, the method of decorating paper known as marbling reigned supreme as the chief means of embellishing the fine work of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Wolfe
ISBN: 9780812281880 0812281888
OCLC Number: 19775071
Description: xvi, 245 pages, [38] pages of plates : facsimiles, illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm.
Contents: The nature and origin of marbling : marbling in the Far and Near East --
The European cradle period --
Marbling in Germany --
Marbling in France --
The further spread of the craft in Europe --
The initial British experience --
The matured British trade --
Marbling in the New World, I --
Marbling in the New World, II --
The decline of the art in Europe : "pseudo-marbling" and marbling by machine --
The revival and later events --
Technical aspects of the craft, I : marbling process, equipment, and tools --
Technical aspects of the craft, II : chemical and physical bases and basic constituents and ingredients --
Technical aspects of the craft, III : the colors used --
The evolution of marbled patterns.
Series Title: Publication of the A.S.W. Rosenbach fellowship in bibliography.
Responsibility: Richard J. Wolfe.

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