Ethiopian Prayer Book (19th century).  A manuscript prayer book on vellum with text in Ghe'ez, an ancient script developed in Africa for liturgical purposes in the Coptic Christian Church.

Ethiopian Prayer Book (19th century). A manuscript prayer book on vellum with text in Ghe'ez, an ancient script developed in Africa for liturgical purposes in the Coptic Christian Church.

Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM): coptic bindings on ethiopian manuscripts

Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM): coptic bindings on ethiopian manuscripts

Susan Mills Artist Books:     Publisher's Binding: Garden Ledger  2011  edition of 3 unique books  9 x 7.5 x .5 inches/ 22.5 x 19 x 1.5 cm  vegetable parchment text block; kozo cover  with plant dyes (logwood; lotus or sweet gum);  hot gold stamping; 'gold' thread.

Susan Mills Artist Books: Publisher's Binding: Garden Ledger 2011 edition of 3 unique books 9 x 7.5 x .5 inches/ 22.5 x 19 x 1.5 cm vegetable parchment text block; kozo cover with plant dyes (logwood; lotus or sweet gum); hot gold stamping; 'gold' thread.

sketchbook, capas bordadas, encadernação copta. Luisa Gomes Cardoso para o Canteiro de Alfaces

sketchbook, capas bordadas, encadernação copta. Luisa Gomes Cardoso para o Canteiro de Alfaces

Calligraphy done with paper pulp make up these sculptures by Miriam Londoño    “The structure of these books intend to trigger meanings in the mind: what makes a book? Is it the words or the pages, or both? Seen as a sieve of ideas, the books stop being page-by page compilations, to be transformed into fragile nets catching language’s essentials metaphors.”

Calligraphy done with paper pulp make up these sculptures by Miriam Londoño “The structure of these books intend to trigger meanings in the mind: what makes a book? Is it the words or the pages, or both? Seen as a sieve of ideas, the books stop being page-by page compilations, to be transformed into fragile nets catching language’s essentials metaphors.”

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