The Art of the Book

As a collector and seller of antiquarian books, I often marvel at the astonishing binding and printing variants in old books. A favorite decorative feature in many 19th century volumes is the use of marbled paper and cloth for endpapers and bindings. This millennium-old technique was developed in Persia or Turkey, where it is known as “ebru”.

Both parents of Turkish photograper/filmmaker Oguz Uygur are expert practioners of the ancient art. He created this brief, but evocative film to help them promote their work.

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One Response to The Art of the Book

  1. restlessjo says:

    How clever. Such beautiful fluid movement.

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