03.10.2011., ponedjeljak


Decorative book ends. Tuscan style kitchen decorating.

Decorative Book Ends

decorative book ends

  • (decorativeness) an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive

  • cosmetic: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"

  • Serving to make something look more attractive; ornamental

  • Relating to decoration

  • (decoratively) in a decorative manner; "used decoratively at Christmas"

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  • (book-ending) a framing device within which a main plot line is presented as being told or read to another, often embellished by the use of a voice-over narration throughout the film (as in Raising Arizona, The Princess Bride or Stand By Me)

decorative book ends - STEELMASTER Fan

STEELMASTER Fan Hole Pattern Steel Bookends, 1 Pair, 5.94 x 7 x 5 Inches, Granite (295A3)

STEELMASTER Fan Hole Pattern Steel Bookends, 1 Pair, 5.94 x 7 x 5 Inches, Granite (295A3)

STEELMASTER 295A3 Fan Hole Pattern Steel Bookends offer a sleek, contemporary look that adds function and elegance to any work setting. Each pair is constructed of durable heavy-gauge steel that provides maximum side strength and stability to support heavy books. Each bookend has a scratch and chip-resistant powder finish with smooth edges to prevent cuts or nicks when loading heavy or bulky materials. STEELMASTER Fan Hole Pattern Steel Bookends feature a non-slip, non-mar padded bottom that provides a scratch-free, secure grip. Each bookend measures 7 Inches in height and comes in a black color. Behind the STEELMASTER name stands 70 plus years of metal fabrication experience. Serving the retail, specialty, hospitality, and banking Industries, STEELMASTER products are built to perform and made to last. Each STEELMASTER product is constructed of sturdy, heavy gauge steel with a scratch and chip resistant finish that is designed to stand up to daily use.

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Books were once the luxury of the wealthy, bound in leather or silk to suit the individual. As the literate public and its appetite for books increased, publishers began to take on the task of binding, greatly reducing the need for independent bookbinders.

The Industrial Revolution brought about several technological advances that turned the craft of hand bookbinding into a process that could produce books en masse. Cloth treated with adhesive and covers made independently of the book’s text block and then attached by endpapers allowed books to be bound in large quantities. The invention of mechanical presses enabled the cloth bindings to be imprinted, stamped and gilded to resemble the fine bindings traditionally produced by hand.

Publishers’ bindings enjoyed popularity from 1830 to the end of the 1930s when they were replaced by decorative dust jackets. This exhibit explores the artistic development of publishers’ bindings, their styles and reflections upon the events of the time, with examples taken from the State Library of Massachusetts.

Special thanks to Ann-Katreen Hollon, Marissa Sorek, Krista Barresi, Kate Boutin, April Pierce and Angela White for their work on this exhibit.

Gregory Santos Pillow Book

Gregory Santos Pillow Book

Blank text block of various papers with decorative end-sheets; unsupported linked stitch; readymade end-bands; covered with faux velvet. Vibrator.
4 15/16” [H] x 5 3/16” [W] x 8 1/4” [D]
Bound in 2001.


decorative book ends

decorative book ends

Christian Lacroix Rouge Sketchbook, 7.25 x 5.25 Inches, 128 Blank Pages, Red (19542)

Since its inception in 1987, the House of Christian Lacroix has electrified the world with its collection inspired by Gypsy and Provencal traditions, and by the flamboyant Haute Couture scene in Paris and London during the Swinging '60's. Today, with the Christian Lacroix Papier collection, we invite you to share in this celebration of the singular French joie de vivre. Parisian couturier Christian Lacroix’s line of journals and cards have all of the lavish details one expects from the maximalist designer. The Christian Lacroix Rouge Sketchbook features 128 blank ivory pages, perfect for recording your thoughts, sketching and drawing, taking notes, making lists, and much more. The red fabric cover is embossed on both front and back, and includes six printed end pages and an illustrated acetate overlay portrait. This sketchbook also includes a contrasting black and white striped ribbon for a convenient, built-in bookmark. Express yourself with classic French flair with the Christian Lacroix Papier Collection.

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