Spencer Bookbinding Silk Scarf

$ 85.00

This silk twill scarf features pieces from the Spencer Collection that date from the 17th century to the 20th, in which German, French, English, and American artisans made works of literature into art objects. One illustrator, Mrs. da Loria Norman of Lyme, Connecticut, wrote in the book she illuminated in 1920: "The aim of the illustrator has been to stimulate the beholder to search for a spiritual significance, and not present a mere illustration which would excite no effort to study, for usually literal illustration connects the mind with material expression, whereas symbolism elevates thought to the Divine." Add this assemblage of exquisite design to your wardrobe and carry art and history that inspires and elevates thought everywhere you go.

This is one of a collection of scarves inspired by the Spencer Collection of fine bindings and illustrated books, a division of The New York Public Library. The vast holdings of the collection survey all periods and all countries and cultures, from medieval manuscripts, Japanese scrolls, and Indian miniatures to monuments in Renaissance printing, illustration, and binding to contemporary livres d'artistes.

Designed by Echo New York exclusively for The Library Shop.

Made in: India

Product: Scarf

Material: 60G Silk Twill

Dimensions: 36" x 36"

Item Number: DN0766

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