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

  • August 15, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:00 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.After the tour stay for Continuing The Conversation to discuss the program with our curators while enjoying light refreshments.

About Hands-On Tours

Hands-On Tours allow you unparalleled access to rare and important items that are not usually on view to the public. See all upcoming Hands-On Tours here. Space is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended.