Events

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 17:30

20 April 2021
Graham Pollard Memorial Lecture
Edward Wilson-Lee, 'Hernando Colón and the Universal Library Machine'
This lecture will give a brief overview of the extraordinary bibliographical project of Hernando Colón, natural son of the explorer Columbus, who set out to build a library that would focus on printed works and would contain a copy of every book in every language and in every subject. As well as sketching the contents and organisation of the library, the lecture will briefly consider the implications of Hernando's projects for our understanding of the early modern book world and the role of library catalogues within it.
 
All welcome. To book your place, please click here: https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/event/24087

Location:
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 17:30

18 May 2021
Homee and Phiroze Randeria Lecture
 
Mirjam Foot, New movements in French twentieth-century binding design: the importance of patronage
 
In the first half of the twentieth century, a group of designers in France, initially encouraged by an enlightened patron and book collector, started to produce wonderfully varied, and often amazingly beautiful designs for bindings, applying to books and bindings the philosophy and artistic skills that had inspired their drawings, engravings or etchings, as well as their designs for furniture and ceramics. They chose the best forwarders and finishers to carry out their designs, producing the most stunning results. Their work was mostly, but not entirely, intended for discerning collectors.
This talk will concentrate on this group of designers who worked mainly in Paris until c. 1960.
 
All welcome. To book your place, please click here: https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/event/24088

Location:
ONLINE VIA ZOOM