back from holidays

found a whole box of these pretty german books with decorative paper covers at a bookstore in alsace.  i've seen this style of book before but never so many all together.  a few of them seem to be from the insel bucherei who, as it turns out, used block-printed italian rizzi paper (from a company that still exists under the name antica legatoria piazzesi) to cover their books.  i wanted to buy the whole box so i just took photos instead.

1 comment:

tulibri said...

Even today, the Insel Buecherei still exists. Some editions are covered with great contemporary paste papers by paste paper artist Gisela Reschke.