Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Art of the Bookplate by James Keenan

The Art of the Bookplate

by James Keenan

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
156276,544 (3.72)7



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 7 mentions

Showing 2 of 2
A pleasant illustrated book of bookplates from people famous and not, artists known and unknown. ( )
  piemouth | Jun 29, 2012 |
Not the most exhaustive collection of plates out there, but fun to flip through.
Good photos and explanations of many of the nameplates as well as explaining the periods they were developed and what made them fashionable.
Of course, as in all bookplate books, there are plenty of bookplates from famous people (maybe they were the only ones who could afford them back then?). But there are neat side stories about unknown folks who just had a passion for books.
A huge bonus with this book is that it's in color. There's nothing more frustrating than looking at flat grayscale photos of bookplates, while the author tells you all about the brillant reds and greens. But all of the color plates are appear color in this book.
A neat one to flip through for folks who like books, history, graphic design and symbology. ( )
  trav | Jul 27, 2006 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0760746966, Hardcover)

This jewel of a volume, beautiful to look at and the per-fect gift for booklovers, traces the origins, development, and exquisite designs of the personalized bookplate. Magnificent images display bookplates drawn by Durer, Holbein, Hogarth, Kate Greenaway, and Aubrey Beardsley. The foreword is by best-selling author George Plimpton.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:33:53 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
3 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (3.72)
2 1
3 4
4 9
4.5 1
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,094,837 books! | Top bar: Always visible