The Bibliographical Society: Homee and Phiroze Randeria Lecture: Mirjam Foot, New movements in French twentieth-century binding design: the importance of patronage

The Bibliographical Society: Homee and Phiroze Randeria Lecture: Mirjam Foot, New movements in French twentieth-century binding design: the importance of patronage
Date
18 May 2021, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Type
Lecture
Description

Homee and Phiroze Randeria Lecture
Mirjam Foot, New movements in French twentieth-century binding design: the importance of patronage
In the first half of the twentieth century, a group of designers in France, initially encouraged by an enlightened patron and book collector, started to produce wonderfully varied, and often amazingly beautiful designs for bindings, applying to books and bindings the philosophy and artistic skills that had inspired their drawings, engravings or etchings, as well as their designs for furniture and Pklceramics. They chose the best forwarders and finishers to carry out their designs, producing the most stunning results. Their work was mostly, but not entirely, intended for discerning collectors.
This talk will concentrate on this group of designers who worked mainly in Paris until c. 1960.

This meeting will take place online via Zoom.


The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and virtual socialising.





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