Limp binding from Tallinn

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Limp bindings were at times temporary, and provided a means of keeping, preserving and organizing administrative minutes, accounts, and other various documents. They were developed when, unlike today, there was less choice in material, but in a time when there were incentives to develop ingenious and creative methods of binding. These are techniques with infinite possible variations of materials, methods, and structure. Since glue is seldom used, one can easily combine a number of different materials.

I present eight books from the City Archives in Tallinn, with extensive technical descriptions. In the Gallery, I have asked eight Swedish and Estonian bookbinders to create their own variants, using the originals as points of departure.

In designing this book, I have drawn inspiration from medieval works as regards layout, headings and illustrations. The illustrations are by Jordi Arkö.

Full colour / printed in english / 43 pages.

Only unbound copys available.

Price includes VAT
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Description

Limp bind­ings were at times tem­po­rary, and pro­vid­ed a means of keep­ing, pre­serv­ing and orga­niz­ing admin­is­tra­tive min­utes, accounts, and oth­er var­i­ous doc­u­ments. They were devel­oped when, unlike today, there was less choice in mate­r­i­al, but in a time when there were incen­tives to devel­op inge­nious and cre­ative meth­ods of bind­ing. These are tech­niques with infi­nite pos­si­ble vari­a­tions of mate­ri­als, meth­ods, and struc­ture. Since glue is sel­dom used, one can eas­i­ly com­bine a num­ber of dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als.

I present eight books from the City Archives in Tallinn, with exten­sive tech­ni­cal descrip­tions. In the Gallery, I have asked eight Swedish and Eston­ian book­binders to cre­ate their own vari­ants, using the orig­i­nals as points of depar­ture.

In design­ing this book, I have drawn inspi­ra­tion from medieval works as regards lay­out, head­ings and illus­tra­tions. The illus­tra­tions are by Jor­di Arkö.

Full colour / print­ed in eng­lish / 43 pages.

Only unbound copys avail­able.

Price includes VAT
Ship­ping costs will be added at check­out

Additional information

Weight .252 kg