From Decoration to Design: The Evolution of 19th-Century American Commercial Bookbindings

  • June 3, 2017
  • Times: From: 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE 19806
Admission: Free with Museum admission or valid student ID

Join Alfred Appel Curatorial Fellow Anna Wager (2016) as she discusses her research for The Cover Sells the Book: Transformations in Commercial Book Publishing, 1860–1920 and Todd Pattison, Senior Book Conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, who will explore the evolution from simple book bindings to the elaborate commercial binding designs highlighted in the exhibition.

Image: Miss Träumerei, 1895, advertising poster for the novel Miss Träumerei: A Weimar Idyl, by Albert Morris Bagby. (Boston: Lamson, Wolffe & Co., 1895). Ethel Reed (1874–1912). Three-color commercial lithograph, 20 1/2 × 15 3/8 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of David and Lucinda Pollack, 2015.

From Decoration to Design: The Evolution of 19th-Century American Commercial Bookbindings
  • 2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
  • Wilmington, DE 19806
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Join Alfred Appel Curatorial Fellow Anna Wager (2016) as she discusses her research for The Cover Sells the Book: Transformations in Commercial Book Publishing, 1860–1920 and Todd Pattison, Senior