The Proper Decoration of Book Covers: The Life and Work of Alice C. Morse
Grolier Club, Jan 1, 2008 - Antiques & Collectibles - 107 pages
This catalogue was published as part of the exhibition held at the Grolier Club from April 4 to May 2, 2008 and at the University of Scranton from April 4 to May 2, 2008. The book provides a ground-breaking study of one of America's leading designers of nineteenth-century publishers bookbindings, Alice C. Morse. A biography titled "A Woman of the Century" explores the Women's Art School at Cooper Union, the Women's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition, the New York Society of Decorative Art, and Morse's experiences in designing book covers. It examines her work in Scranton between 1897 and 1923 and contains a catalogue of her designs. With illustrations accompanying each of her designs, the book also contains a bibliography and various indexes. It was designed by Jerry Kelly and printed by Capital Offset.
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