Hands-On Tour: Book Arts

Registration Price Qty
Admissionshow details + $15.00 (USD)  
Senior Admissionshow details + $13.00 (USD)  
Student Admissionshow details + $10.00 (USD)  
Member Admissionshow details + $0.00 (USD)  
Delancey Admissionshow details + $0.00 (USD)  

Date / Time

  • March 27, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

Do you prefer to judge a book by its cover, or does the inside matter more? In this tour of book arts, we’ll take a look at various rare books in the Rosenbach collection, their aesthetics, their functions, how the processes in creating books inform how we use them today, and vice versa. Go behind the scenes of book binding, illuminating medieval manuscript leaves, the artistry of scribes and painters, 19th century printmaking– and perhaps stumble on a few surprises between the pages.

About Hands-On Tours

Offered almost every Friday at 3:00 p.m. and select evenings, Hands-On Tours allow you unparalleled access to rare and important items that are not usually on view to the public. Advance registration is strongly recommended, as there are a limited number of spots on each tour and tours without registrants will be canceled.