Thursday, May 26, 2011

Publishers bindings online, 1850 to 1930

Decorative bindings cover many of the books that people have in their homes today, but their owners are often unaware of their cultural and historical significance. These bindings reflect not only social and cultural history, but bibliographic history as well.

In September 2003, The University of Alabama, University Libraries, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, received an IMLS National Leadership grant to create the digital resource, Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815-1930: The Art of Books (PBO).

The project will also afford students, teachers, binders, and scholars in many different areas the opportunity to study up to 5,000 decorative bindings from two different physical collections in a single, virtual location.

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1 comment:

Cindy Kilpatrick said...

Thanks for sharing this fabulous site. I could browse the artwork for hours. You always have such interesting posts. I have re-blogged this one.