New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2015.
First edition in English. Small quarto. 336p. Translated by Alan Crozier. Illustrated throughout in color. Bound in red cloth. the spine titled in black and white. As new in dust jacket. Item #20891
"Bound to be Modern analyses books from a wide range of perspectives. The study examines the emergence of publishers' bindings, the kind of bindings to which we are accustomed nowadays. Kristina Lundblad paints a detailed picture of the design and technology of books, their historical context and cultural significance. The focus is on decorated cloth bindings, the type of binding that, more than any other, conveyed the new pictorial world that came with modernity and helped to make the binding become an essential part of a book." (Jacket blurb).