Wednesday, April 4, 2007

another lyonnaise binding....


this is one of the most recent lyonnaise bindings i've completed. this one was done for a competition at a museum in adelaide... but no joy...
this style of binding is very old, and originally done as an account book, bound with blank pages. it opens very flat, allowing the accountant to write entries across the open pages.
for this reason, they also make good sketchbooks.
there is even one in a painting by hans holbein the younger, in his 1532 painting of 'georg gisze'. i was really excited when i saw it..

1 comment:

romy said...

this one wins.
can we have more photos please!
r.s.z.