Exhibition in Madrid
- Hello everyone,
back from a trip to Andalusia we made a stop for a couple of days in
Madrid, a.o. to visit our favourite bookshop (Libreria del Prado). We were
very surprised to hear that that particulary day was the last day of an
exhibition of miniature books in the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas.
Because of the nature of the museum the emphasis was on the bindings. There
were two sections: "old" bindings (from an XVIc manuscript bound in gold
and jewels to an embroided binding of Carmen Tiagonce from 1998.; and a
section contemporary bindings, which were especially made for this
We had a superb afternoon!
The museum has issued a catalogue with a good introduction and color
pictions of all the showed books. I guess that it is still available. We
paid 1800 pesetas ($20??). ( Pequenos y Exquisitos ; tesoros en miniatura.
Madrid, Museo nacional de Artes Decorativas, 2000. ISBN 84-95241-11-0).
Paul & Gerda Aarssen