Bound to be Modern : Cloth Bindings and Literature as Thing

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Bound to be Modern : Cloth Bindings and Literature as Thing. / Lundblad, Kristina.

2014. Artikel presenterad vid Reading Things, .

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Lundblad, K 2014, 'Bound to be Modern : Cloth Bindings and Literature as Thing', Artikel presenterad vid Reading Things, 2014/03/12.

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Lundblad, K. (2014). Bound to be Modern : Cloth Bindings and Literature as Thing. Artikel presenterad vid Reading Things, .

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Lundblad K. 2014. Bound to be Modern : Cloth Bindings and Literature as Thing. Artikel presenterad vid Reading Things, .

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Lundblad, Kristina Bound to be Modern : Cloth Bindings and Literature as Thing. Reading Things, 12 mar 2014, Konferenspaper, ej i proceeding/ej förlagsutgivet, 2014.

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Lundblad K. Bound to be Modern : Cloth Bindings and Literature as Thing. 2014. Artikel presenterad vid Reading Things, .

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T1 - Bound to be Modern : Cloth Bindings and Literature as Thing

AU - Lundblad, Kristina

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Paper presented at the seminar "Reading Things" at CRAASH, Cambridge University. With industrialization in the 19th century, book culture went through a number of changes. Like many other goods, literature began to be sold in retail packages – readymade bookbindings that conveyed the character of the literary content of the book. Objects such as packages and bookbindings took on an increasingly important place in the public and private spaces of modern society, spreading new imagery and symbolic messages. The use and handling of books and packages coincided with a use and handling of trade marks and logotypes and of a new world of images which introduced a number of new elements in everyday life. In this paper I will concentrate on the emergence of publishers’ bookbindings, and especially decorated cloth bindings: Why did publishers take on the commissioning of bindings, what kind of interaction between technology, economics and aesthetics took place on the book market, how can we understand the changes in binding design and how did modern, decorated bookbindings influence peoples relations to books and literature?

AB - Paper presented at the seminar "Reading Things" at CRAASH, Cambridge University. With industrialization in the 19th century, book culture went through a number of changes. Like many other goods, literature began to be sold in retail packages – readymade bookbindings that conveyed the character of the literary content of the book. Objects such as packages and bookbindings took on an increasingly important place in the public and private spaces of modern society, spreading new imagery and symbolic messages. The use and handling of books and packages coincided with a use and handling of trade marks and logotypes and of a new world of images which introduced a number of new elements in everyday life. In this paper I will concentrate on the emergence of publishers’ bookbindings, and especially decorated cloth bindings: Why did publishers take on the commissioning of bindings, what kind of interaction between technology, economics and aesthetics took place on the book market, how can we understand the changes in binding design and how did modern, decorated bookbindings influence peoples relations to books and literature?

KW - bookbindings

KW - publishers' bindings

KW - cloth bindings

KW - modernity

KW - books

M3 - Paper, not in proceeding

T2 - Reading Things

Y2 - 12 March 2014

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