Re-Post: The Look of Books
This is the last re-post from my blog “Look What I Found”. It’s about books that are works of art in and of themselves.
Now I have to decide if I will close the blog down, or just let it sit until I can work up a more coherent content curation strategy. I’ll also need more hours in a day.
I wanted to share it on Pinterest, but I didn’t have an appropriately themed pin board. I created a new board and called it Unusual Objects because this book is certainly unusual. I thought I’d find other unusual objects to pin, so I Googled the words “unusual objects.” I found some interesting things but nothing as cool as this book, so I decided to change the name of the board to Unusual Book Binding.
Now I’m on the lookout for examples of books that are funky, weird, artsy, well– unusual. I started my search on Pinterest.
This book, created using a Japanese binding technique, was pinned by Mariel “Maya” to the board Bookbinding and Handmade Books. It lives on the fourth floor of the Jackson Library at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
- Found at Books are Fun blog.
This heart shaped book, also pinned by Mariel “Maya”, is supposed to be the oldest Danish ballad manuscript. It can be found in the The Royal Library Manuscript Department at the National Library of Denmark and Copenhagen University Library.
Check out Mariel’s pin board to see more interesting and artful books, and do a Pinterest search on “bookbinding” to find more.
I’ll be adding more to my Unusual Book Binding pin board, so stop by from time to time.