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italian artistic bookbidings exhibition


Biblioteca Palatina and Fondazione Museo Bodoniano in collaboration with the Consortium of Parma Sistemacons, organize the exhibition “Binding of art: modern and ancient craftsmen”

The exposition will be held at the Palatine Library - at the Palace of Pilotta - from the 13th to the 23rd of April 2016.
This exhibition about the bookbinding wants to promote the Italian artinasanal handycraft that, even to the present days, gives us in this sector one of its highest expressions.
A comparison between the ancient and the modern, with the exhibition of ancient books of the Palatine Library binded with valuable fabric as silk or leather, joined by bindings of contemporary craftsmen, whish have been freely inspired and created expressely for this exhibition. These books, created by contemporary masters, have as main theme the Italian cuisine:

  1. “Opera” of Scappi.
  2. “Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well” by Pellegrino Artusi

The theme of the Italian cuisine is a tribute from Unesco to Parma recently recognized as “Creative City of Gastronomy”.
The best italian Bookbinders will attend the exhibition. The bookbinder artists will be 30.


“The System of Italian artistic Bookbidings”

It has been created to support and enhance
the knowledge of this Artistic handcraft sector.

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Palatine Library - Petitot Gallery

Pilotta Palace

Pilotta Road - 43121 Parma      

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