The Ideal Book: English Arts & Crafts Bookbinding
Ground floor, Baillieu Library to Wednesday 10 February 2016
The Ideal Book: English Arts & Crafts Bookbinding showcases fine bindings produced by the Guild of Women Binders. The Arts and Crafts movement was began in Britain around 1880 and was associated with William Morris (1834–1896), poet and designer, with the intention of reviving hand crafted design, focusing on the decorative arts. The Guild of Women Binders was founded in 1898 by Frank Karslake, a London bookseller. Bindings featured in the exhibition from the Baillieu Library Rare Books collection range from simple floral designs to elongated Art Nouveau forms. The exhibition also features a small number of bindings designed by Zaehnsdorf, Riviere & Son and T. J. Cobden-Sanderson.
Art Bound: A Selection of Artists' Books