Turquoise Chronicles Journal

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Turquoise Chronicles Journal
Turquoise Chronicles Journal
Turquoise Chronicles Journal
Turquoise Chronicles Journal

The design reproduced on Paperblanks' Turquoise Chronicles cover originally hails from the Salel Binder in Paris. The book was published in the early 16th century, when Paris was a flourishing centre of the publishing trade. The city’s reputation was second only to that of Venice, which was spearheading the Renaissance movement and looked to by the rest of Europe for artistic ideas and influences. It was at this time that the gold tooling technique arrived in France from the Islamic realm, where it had originally developed. Combined with the French king’s generous patronage of the arts, this ushered in an age of superb French book binding.

Turquoise Chronicles features an especially fine example of early 16th-century French gold tooling. Formed in a graceful, flowing ornament of interlaced arabesques and delicate dots, it shows hints of its Eastern influences and of the decorative styles that would soon emerge in the ateliers of other French binders.

 

Product: Lined page Journal

Pages: Mini 240 /  Midi 240 /  Ultra 144

Material: 100% recycled binder boards / FSC-certified text paper / Decorative printed cover paper / Acid-free Sustainable forest paper

Dim:  Mini 3.75" x 5.5" / Midi 5" x 7" /  Ultra 7" x 9"

Turquoise Chronicles Journal
Turquoise Chronicles Journal
Turquoise Chronicles Journal
Turquoise Chronicles Journal