Binding for “Ormond”
A. A. Turbayne, designer
Elaborate gilt blocking on blue cloth.
7¼ x 4¾ inches
Another dynamic design, made up of radiating, foliate arabesques which produces a sort of metallic effect, with the gilt overlays acting as the gold of Art Nouveau jewellery – a form of design that had a strong influence on Turbayne’s book covers.
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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke
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