The looks of books. The emergence and establishment of publishers' bindings in Sweden, 1840–1914, with special emphasis on decorated clothbindings. A study of the design and technique of binding, and its relation to modernity and material culture.

Project: Dissertation

Layman's description

This study traces the history of publishers' clothbindings in Sweden, and places them in relation to the emergence of modernity. The interaction between technology, economics and aesthetics is central to the analysis, in which a sociological approach is combined with perspectives of bookhistory and material culture studies. Bookbindings mirror society and they are an integrated part of the book.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2001/09/012010/12/31

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Lundblad, K. (Role not specified)
2009 Sep 12009 Dec 31

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