The first part of the history of posters. … More Posters throughout history I
I can’t help but notice that libraries are slowly disappearing. I’m not referring to this change of generation. Blaming youngsters for not having respect for books or reading them would be confusing cause and effect. The fact that people read less and less is not the reason why books and libraries are not appreciated but … More The Vanishing Libraries
I personally like to know a bit more about the place I’m visiting before I go on a trip. This implies researching, planning, learning a few words of the language in case of emergency etc. I might sound like one of “those” tourists to some wild adventurers out there- the one that’s sticking around in … More Prints, travels, interior decoration and you
After dark and painful 17th century for Serbian culture and printing, certain kind of renaissance came in 18th century, when Serbian books gained a new market in the Habsburg Empire, where then majority of Serbian people had lived. However, local authorities didn’t want to allow establishment of Serbian printing house and they were refusing persistently … More 18th century Serbian books – Struggle for independence
Today we are going to talk about various types of book bindings. Books can contain works of art so can a work of art contain the text of a book.In a similar way the way the text of a book can contain a work of art so does the binding. Craftsmanship of bookbinders requires … More Books and their bindings
So, you are interested in starting a collection or giving a unique gift for somebody you care. You have your field of interest well defined, and you are ready to make the first move towards entering the world of antiques. The first question that comes to your mind is – where can I get myself … More Collecting 102 – Where do I get antiques?
It was the 16th century and the Catholic Church was losing its followers. In 1521, Pope Leo X excommunicated Martin Luther from the Church, and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V declared Luther an outlaw. They thought they solved the problem the old way. Little did they now that they inspired a whole movement, the … More Jesuits – The Soldiers of God
Today we will be talking about the financial aspects of collecting antiques. In our future articles we will be talking how trade works from the seller’s point of view but for now we will talk how it works from the other side of the table. It’s possible to make some profit from antiques without selling them on. … More On Collecting – Earning profit without selling
As a natural course of events, after the beginning of mass printing and the Gutenberg revolution, a need to regulate the contents of the books has arisen. Even though the percentage of literate populace at the time was very low, ideas were dangerous nonetheless. Some form of censorship was constantly present in human society, and now we … More The Forbidden Books
Last time we talked about Orthodox books and now we will be talking about the Catholic sphere of Christianity. Today we will take a first look at the evolution of it’s language and history. Christian books were originally written in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. After the break of communion between what are now the Eastern … More Translating the Scripture – Heresy or Populism?