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.


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...


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