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Fore-edge paintings: Beauty on the Edge

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annis
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Fore-edge paintings: Beauty on the Edge

Post by annis » Sat January 22nd, 2011, 10:59 pm

Stuff you can't do with a Kindle!

An illustrated article from Abebooks about the art of fore-edge paintings - very cool :)

http://www.abebooks.com/books/RareBooks ... cta_button

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Alisha Marie Klapheke
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Mon January 24th, 2011, 1:32 am

I checked that out. Those are so cool! I think I had a book as a child that had fore-edge art. I wish I could remember what it was. The only book with which I remember being obsessed was Pooh Bear and Christopher Robin. It was a blue and heavily textured hardback which I thought was way cool. Plus the cover illustration was done in gold and I truly believed it was real gold. Ah. Innocence. I used to hide in my closet and read it over and over.

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Post by fljustice » Mon January 24th, 2011, 4:14 pm

Thanks for the link, annis. Beautiful art!
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Post by chuck » Mon January 24th, 2011, 4:18 pm

Just another reason why I will always love and cherish books....Thank You annis.....

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon January 24th, 2011, 4:34 pm

*sigh* Maybe as digital takes over the mass market, things like this will come back into vogue for those of us who will still buy books.

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