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thousand and one fore-edge paintings

Weber, Carl Jefferson

thousand and one fore-edge paintings

with notes on the artists, bookbinders, publishers, and other men and women connected with the history of a curious art

by Weber, Carl Jefferson

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Published by Colby College Press in Waterville, Me .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fore-edge painting

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Carl J. Weber
    SeriesColby College monograph no. 16
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 194 p.
    Number of Pages194
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17870666M

    Great Big Story talks with Martin Frost, one of the last working fore-edge painters in the world. Frost paints images and scenes on the edges of gilded books that are only visible when the pages are held a certain way. Neil Gaiman talks about not writing after having a baby, his writing prayer, and his first impression of America. A Thousand and One Fore-Edge Paintings; with notes on the artists, bookbinders, publishers and other men and women connected with the history of a curious art. Weber, Carl. J. founder and namesake of the reknown Kerlan Collection of children's books at the University of Minnesota! Dated September 28th in the year of publication.

    Fore edge painting is an art form that dates as early as , and there are some books that even feature secret fore edge paintings that can only be seen when the pages are fanned in front of the reader, disappearing as the book is fully closed. Some fore edge paintings are subtle and very simple, while others are colorful and quite detailed. A fore-edge painting is a picture painted on the edges of the pages of a book. There are two types of fore-edge paintings, one with paintings on the edges that have been fanned and the other which. are painted while the edges are closed. To see the painting the book edge must be .

      Often, fore-edge paintings reflect the book owner’s interests rather than the book’s subject matter. Here, golfers are on the edge of an edition of “The Heir of Redclyffe,” a romance. Filed under: Fore-edge painting. A Thousand and One Fore-Edge Paintings, With Notes on the Artists, Bookbinders, Publishers, and Other Men and Women Connected With the History of a Curious Art, by Carl Jefferson Weber (page images at CMU) Items below (if any) are from related and broader terms. Filed under: Painting.


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A thousand and one fore-edge paintings, With notes on the artists, bookbinders, publishers, and other men and women connected with the history of a curious art Weber, Carl Jefferson Published by Colby College Press ().

Spurred by heightened curiosity, Dr. Weber continued his investigations; they eventually culminated in a book entitled A Thousand and One Fore-Edge Paintings, published in /5(4).

A thousand and one fore-edge paintings: With notes on the artists, bookbinders, publishers, and other men and women connected with the history of a curious art (Colby College monograph) Hardcover – Author: Carl Jefferson Weber. Signed by Author (s) A Thousand and One Fore-Edge Paintings.

With Notes on the Artists, Bookbinders, Publishers, and O WEBER, Carl J. Signed by Author (s) Fore-edge Painting. A historical survey of a curious art WEBER, Carl J. A THOUSAND AND ONE FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS BY CARL J.

WEBER, Colby College Monograph No. 16, pages, 24 plates. Colby College Press, Waterville, Maine, Reviewed by SAMUEL M. GREEN of the ArtDepartment, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut T IKE other curious things, the art of fore-edgepaintillg L has its fascination.

What might be. A thousand and one fore-edge paintings: with notes on the artists, bookbinders, publishers, and other men and women connected with the history of a curious art / by Carl J. Weber. Book. Bib ID. Fore Edge Paintings Are a Highlight for Book Collectors. A fore edge painting is a scene decorating the edges of a book.

The fore edge definition includes two forms of painting; those you can see on the sides of a closed book, and those that the page edges need to be fanned to be seen.

New-York Historical Society Library. One of the difficulties in tracing the provenance of a book’s fore-edge painting is that artists often did not sign their name to their work. Therefore, paintings are often connected to a particular bookbinder.

For instance, late 19th century Liverpool bookbinder John Fazakerley was known for creating. What is a vanishing. Fore-edge Painting. Unlike the spine and covers of a bookbinding, the page edges are not usually decorated, however A VANISHING FORE-EDGE PAINTING is where the leaves of a book are fanned and an image applied to the stepped surface.

If the page edges are gilded or marbled, the painting miraculously disappears when the book is relaxed. You can find a secret fore-edge paintings or illustration painted on the book pages' edges.

The secrets of the books are hidden there until someone gets all the pages fanned out. The Robert H. Goddard Library's Rare book Collection includes seventeen books with fore-edge paintings. Since it is estimated that there are only a few thousand of these unusual books in the U.S., we are blessed to have such a collection.

The fore-edge of a book is the outer edge of the text block that is parallel to its spine. A thousand and one fore-edge paintings, with notes on the artists, bookbinders, publishers, and other men and women connected with the history of a curious art.

Format Book Published Waterville, Me., Colby College Press, Description xvi, p. plates (part col.) geneal. table. 27 cm. Series. Frederick R.

Goff, "A Thousand and One Fore-edge Paintings with Notes on the Artists, Bookbinders, Publishers and other Men and Women connected with the History of a Curious Art.

Carl J. Weber," The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Amer no. 4 (Fourth Quarter, ): Many of the books sold today with fore-edge paintings are antiquarian volumes to which the edge paintings have been added much later.

One of the most widely seen modern-day fore-edge painting artists is Martin Frost, based in the UK, who since has produced countless fore-edge paintings, including many offered for sale on AbeBooks.

Get this from a library. A thousand and one fore-edge paintings: with notes on the artists, bookbinders, publishers, and other men and women connected with the history of a curious art. [Carl J Weber; Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection (Library of Congress)].

For further information on the history of fore-edge painting check out the online copy of A thousand and one fore-edge paintings, with notes on the artists, bookbinders, publishers, and other men and women connected with the history of a curious art; by Carl J.

Weber. Waterville, ME: Colby College Press, HERE © Patricia Bixler Reber. The first history of fore-edge paintings was Carl J.

Weber’s, A Thousand and One Fore-edge Paintings, Waterville: Colby College Press, The book serves as a. There are several libraries and rare book houses around the world where you can see fore-edge paintings in person.

The Ralph H. Wark Collection at the Earl Gregg Swem Library in Virginia, the United States of America, is home over rare books with fore-edge paintings, including several with vertical portraits and double-edge paintings.

Fore-Edge Painting is a magical art-form – Martin Frost shows you how they are painted to be hidden on the gilded edge of a book, only to be revealed by spreading its pages.

As currently the. A two-way double fore-edge painting from The Book of The Thames (), slanted one way (Photo: Courtesy of The Swem Library) and the other.(Photo: Courtesy of The Swem Library).

Fore-edge painting; a historical survey of a curious art in book decoration. Irvington-on-Hudson: Harvey House, (Cook Library NDW37) Weber, Carl Jefferson. A thousand and one fore-edge paintings, with notes on the artists, bookbinders, publishers, and other men and women connected with the history of a curious art.

Waterville.Fore edge paintings came into existence in the mid 17th century, but was little practiced until the end of the 18th century. Although the actual originator of fore edge painting is unknown, the art reached it's peak with the Edwards of Halifax.

Today foredge book painting is practiced by only a few select artists. Clare is one of them. Brief.Oct 8, - Explore brushcolor's board "Books - Fore Edge Painting", followed by people on Pinterest.

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