Reed Gallery Exhibition: Plain to Ornate: Bookbindings from the Reed Collection

21 July - 8 October 2017

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The next Reed Gallery exhibition explores the outer covers of books - their bindings.

The collecting interests of the donor of the Reed Collections, Alfred Reed (1875-1975) were diverse. His eclectic approach enabled him to amass a collection of books whose temporal parameters ranged from the late fifteenth to the early twentieth century. The Dunedin Public Library’s Reed Collection thus naturally includes a striking diversity of specimens of the art and craft of bookbinding over several centuries.

The upcoming exhibition Plain to Ornate: Bookbindings from the Reed Collection contains a myriad of bookbindings ranging from humble to deluxe, from plain to ornate.

3rd Floor, City Library

FREE


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