Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Historic Decorated Papers

Many of these strikingly beautiful decorated papers designed originally for use as book covers and endsheets, are roughly 300 years old. This collection belongs to Carmencho Arregui, a bookbinder living in Italy. Trained as a book conservationist, Arregui now specializes in modern conservation bindings and flexible, non-intrusive book structures. Bindings of decorated paper are often so underrated, yet so remarkably beautiful. I am delighted to find this collection of Arregui's fine papers, and to learn more about her book structures and the modern conservation bindings of antiquarian books


  1. These are sooooo yummy, Jennifer. Thanks for sharing them!

  2. These are stunning. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Dear Jeniffer thanks for sharing them, i would like to ask you if you can send me an e mail of Carmencho Arregui. Thanks

    1. You are most welcome.

      I hope you understand, but I am not at liberty to give out Arregui's email.


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