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Spellbound: Book Design and the Writings of Herbert P. Horne

decoration05 April 2011|25 July 2011

The first exhibition relating to Herbert Horne to be held in the UK since 1916. Spellbound focuses on Horne'es interest in typography and bookbinding, with special attention to his revolutionary monograph on Botticelli and his writings relating to book design. Featured works include two first editions of Horne’s Alessandro Filipepi, one with its original binding and the other with a binding that has been crafted using the guidelines for book design laid out in Horne’s The Binding of Books, as well as an original binding by Stella Cobden-Sanderson of the Doves Press, and a selection of typefaces and books that were designed by Horne in the 1890s.


05 April 2011|25 July 2011
University of Bristol (curated by Francois Vandame)
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