Als Vorlage für dieses Motiv diente der Einband der Gedichtsammlung The Sensitive Plant and Early Poems von Percy Bysshe Shelley. Das Titelgedicht verfasste Shelley nach dem Tod seines Kindes; darin beschreibt er einen Blumengarten im Wandel der Jahreszeiten.
Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907), reproduced here, is an example of the Viennese “Jugendstil” style. With the subject’s face emerging from the background like a dream, the portrait is hauntingly beautiful. Seized by the Nazis in the 1940s, the painting was recovered and is now on display in New York.
We have gone back to our publishing roots with this Riviera cover, celebrating what it is about Renaissance-style gold tooled bindings that we have always found so captivating: the rich hues of the dyed leather. The timeless beauty of an antique leather binding is brought into the present on the cover of this vibrant blue book.
The original leather and gold cover that inspired our Carmine 5-Year Snapshot Journal was likely meant to become a part of French clergyman Michel de Marolles’ famed collection of engravings and prints. However, de Marolles died before this binding of L’Office de la Semaine Sainte was completed.
During the Dutch Golden Age, the best cartographers succeeded in creating maps equally able to serve a useful function and please art lovers. Along the same lines, we at Paperblanks have always endeavoured to create products that are as useful as they are beautiful.