‘Indigo: The Colour That Changed the World’, a new book by Catherine Legrand published by Thames & Hudson (ISBN 978 0 500 516607), offers a fascinating documentation of the importance of this dye created from variants of the indigofera plant, tracing Indigo’s history and cultivation from the Golden Triangle to Central America, to demonstrate why it has been so important and renowned in multiple textile practices for so many centuries.  photos © Catherine Legrand / Thames & Hudson.

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Amazing manuscript in the shape of the fleur-de-lis. It is a Book of Hours for the use of Rome, made circa 1555.

(Amiens, Bibliothèque municipale, fonds L’Escalopier 022)

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Moleskine 02, #095

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Altered books by Robfos

  1. Folded World Atlas (Altered Books 2010)  Large format altered atlas, folded pages
  2. Mountain Fold (Altered Book 2011) small format altered book - vintage book with folded book pages, found leaves, shellac, bitumen
  3. Attempted Murder (Altered Book 2012)  small format vintage cloth bound book, cut pages, pen, ink, gouache

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"Bookbinding at its ultimate realization is not a physical act of sewing or gluing, but a conceptual ordering of time and space."

— Keith Smith (via the-bookbinder-girl)

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Vadstena Observance, Medieval Limp Binding, linen cloth cover. 1451-1452, National Library of Sweden.

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