Marbled Paper

Marbled Paper

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For 250 years after its introduction to Europe around 1600, the method of decorating paper known as marbling reigned supreme as the chief means of embellishing the fine work of hand-bookbinders. Richard J. Wolfe reconstructs the rise and fall of the craft and offers the most comprehensive account available of its history, techniques, and patterns.In his classic work on aquot;Buntpapier, aquot; the German generic term encompassing all types and forms of colored and decorated ... Haemmerle cites an album that can be dated through internal and physical evidence to the year 1604; others are ... show European watermarks and other obvious signs of European manufacture, indicating that their marbling took place ... bookbinder and marbler Paul Kersten in his 1922 marbling manual, Die Marmorierkunst, is perhaps as reasonable as any.

Title:Marbled Paper
Author:Richard J. Wolfe
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press - 1990-01


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