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Bookbindings of the Morgan
Posted: March 10th, 2009
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Protecting the Word: Bookbindings of the Morgan presents a selection of outstanding works from the collection. Highlights include a bejeweled eighth-century binding used on the famous Lindau Gospels, a magnificent seventh-to-eighth ­century Coptic work, and a seventeenth-century English Bible and prayer book in stump work embroidery. Together, these and approximately 50 additional works in the exhibition, demonstrate the skill and artistry of bookbinding at its finest. In this SundayArts Curator’s Choice see guest curator H. George Fletcher favorite pieces from this exhibit.

  • Fred J. Campagna

    As a longstanding modern bookbinder, I am awed by the beauty and complexity of 18th and 19th century fine bindings such as those shown in the Morgan display. It is wonderful that examples of the old masters exist today for us moderns to behold.
    Thanks Ben,
    UrUnc

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.