history of the book



Page from an Illuminated Gospel

CAMIO: MMA_.1998.66  
 
As an undergraduate student in Art History, I was fascinated by Medieval art and more specifically illuminated manuscripts. 
 
Entranced by the beauty of these handmade objects I longed to be an archivist in a darkened library--book dust and the smell of old glue filling my lungs. I wanted to be the lucky one who got to hold hold the folios in my hands, touch the leather, and turn the pages--such tangible history.
 
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