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[BKARTS] Bookish exhibitions in New York now

Just in case you don't know, there are some nice opportunities to see beautiful bindings in NYC right now:

The Bard Graduate Center has some spectacular embroidered bindings from the MMA collection: English Embroidery in the Metropolitan Museum 1575-1700: Twixt Art and Nature

by Melinda Watt, Andrew Morrall

There is an exhibition and a catalog and also lots of public programs, even tonight.  This book centres around the Metropolitan Museum of Art's preeminent collection of embroidered objects from England's late Tudor and Stuart eras. These seventeenth-century embroideries, some eighty works in all, include samplers, gloves, headgear, purses, raised work panels, boxes and mirrors, portrait miniatures, lavishly embroidered Bibles, and a spectacular burse made to hold the Great Seal of England. In a series of essays, the book explores the important role of embroidery in the history of textiles and decorative arts and also offers new insight into the role of women in the production

The newly reinstalled Byzantine and Medieval galleries at the Met have brought together many manuscripts, sculptures and binding (parts)

Morgan Library has an exhibition up on the history of bookbinding, recently reviewed in the NY Times.

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