[SOLD OUT] The Artistry and Industry of Bookmaking | Behind the Bookcase

Date / Time

  • August 4, 2024
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

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

Registration

  • Admission is $30. Members receive exclusive discounts on our programs and courses. Not a member? Learn more.
  • This is an in-person program at The Rosenbach. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. If you have questions, please call (215) 732-1600 or email [email protected].
  • Registration opens for Delancey Society on May 31, for Rosenbach members on June 7, and for the general public on June 14

This program is now sold out. Thank you for your support!

Description

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, including examining their aesthetics, their functions, and how the processes of creating books informs 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, and 19th century printmaking – and perhaps stumble on a few surprises between the pages. 

About Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tours at The Rosenbach

Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tours offer unparalleled access to see, and even touch, rare and important items not usually on view to the public. Each program is dedicated to a different author, theme, or topic and grants a truly hands-on experience with materials in The Rosenbach’s inspiring collection.

See all upcoming tours hereSpace is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended.