Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Beauty for Commerce


The lavish online exhibition Beauty for Commerce compiles publishers’ bindings from 1830 to 1910. It's easy and pleasant to navigate, and offers high-quality enlargements. A very nice way to spend the afternoon, especially if you're supposed to be working!

When you're done with that, have a look at the incredible archaeological photographs of Alfred Percival Maudslay:


You may also want to look at Unregulated Printing, Queensland's Built Heritage, John Ormsbee Simonds Remembered, and Character and Caricature 1608 to 1931.

2 comments:

prairieoyster said...

I wasn't going to post twice but... WOW! The book covers are amazing. How beautiful. Thank you so much for posting this!

Phila said...

PO,

You're very welcome! I'm glad you like it.