July 15, 2007

Hautes couvertures

Posted in bookbinding, books, Design, Inspiration at 7:58 pm by India

Apparently Paris was a hotbed of elegant bookbinding, back in the 1920s:

Creuzevault - Assise

Paul Bonet - Jeanne D’Arc

Jeanne Langrand - Ouvert la Nuit

Pierre Legrain - Le Diademe de Flore

Pierre Legrain - Quelques fables de la Fontaine

All from Grabink, via Sarah Koz on Quipsologies.


  1. […] These Parisian, pre-war, book bindings are works of art themselves. (via india.ink) […]

  2. xensen said,


  3. Kirsten Harper said,

    Wow…we need to get back to that again. : )

  4. Words very nearly fail me–the are works of art. We really don’t see work like that much nowadays. I have truly had my socks knocked off. Thanks for the look-see.

  5. India Amos said,

    Mind you, if you haven’t seen cases like these in a while, you should check out the earlier posts on the subject: 1, 2, 3.

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