Aller au contenu principal
Résultats: 1 - 3 / 3

articles

Tout ce que vous devez savoir sur les livres rares et le commerce des livres anciens
 
1779_image1_adrian_mason1.jpg
Architecture

Collectors on Tour - Masonic Lodges in Constantinople (not Istanbul)

Publié le 21 Jan. 2016
Working with rare and valuable books has a tendency to make the extraordinary seem rather ordinary. You start to wonder how certain agglomerations of leather, cloth, paper and ink can be worth so much. These doubts are cast aside, however, when confronted with something which makes a personal connection with you. The truth is that books, letters and diaries provide the most direct links between individuals from the past and those living in the present. Although it is the messages they transmit which are invaluable, surely paper and ink are no less valuable as tangible markers of history than art or architecture?
[…] En voir plus
493_image1_booktryst_wendingen.jpg
Architecture

The Most Progressive Magazine of its Time, a Work of Art

Publié le 12 Avril 2011
"In Holland, the birthplace of De Stijl, modernism took various routs that ran the aesthetic gamut from hybridized Art Nouveau to systematic rationalism. Somewhere between these poles was the magazine Wendingen (Upheaval), one of the principal sources for the chronicling of twentieth-cetury design and architecture." The famous Dutch magazine Wendingen, published between 1918 and 1931, was dedicated to modern architecture and design. Stephen J. Gertz describes its influences on the history of art and modern aesthetics in the first half of the 20th century.
[…] En voir plus
1 - 3 / 3

Mémoire du passé

Une sélection de nos archives

Article

AbeBooks closes accounts and withdraws from several markets

On 22 October 2018, ILAB was informed about the impending closure of AbeBooks accounts in several countries. Please find an update below.
[…] En voir plus
Article

The Art of American Book Cover - Frederick W. Gookin

When trying to learn more about F. W. Gookin, the first few biographical notes I found did not even mention his work as a book cover designer. I thought, "Maybe this Frederick William Gookin (1853–1936) is the wrong one." He was the Buckingham Curator of Japanese Prints at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is described as "a lifelong Chicagoan."
[…] En voir plus
Article

I bet you can't become the biggest selling female author in the World. Or, Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Agatha Christie apparently wrote The Mysterious Affair at Styles as the result of a bet. The loser of this bet, her sister, thought that Christie couldn't write a crime detective story that kept the reader guessing the identity of the murderer until the end, despite knowing everything that the Detective knew throughout. She not only lost the bet in a spectacular fashion but in the process kick started the career of the biggest selling female author the world has known. Shakespeare beats Christie's 3 - 4 billion estimated books sold, but he does have 300 years head start by dying in 1616. Christie wrote "Styles" in 1916.
[…] En voir plus
Article

Mostra internazionale Libri Antichi e di Pregio a Milano - 2015

We are pleased to inform you that the 3rd edition of the Antiquarian Book Fair "Libri Antichi e di Pregio a Milano", promoted by ALAI with the usual support of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan, will be held in Milan from March 27th to 29th, 2015.
[…] En voir plus
Article

Go West, Book Lover

San Francisco has a thriving book culture. Here's a handy guide by Matthew Jones to the best literary spots in and around town.
[…] En voir plus
Article

London Rare Books School – 2013

A couple of appearances for me on the maps course last week, but a full-time commitment to the Modern First Editions course this week. Booksellers generally love talking, of course – especially about books (and even more about themselves) – so it's been an excellent week. A delightful if very mixed group of students. The course well under way on Monday with a discursive session on the history and background of collecting modern books, the intellectual rationale of collecting, the nuances of textual transmission, the meaning of 'modern' in this context and the first appearance of author-collecting guides.
[…] En voir plus
fermer la fenêtre