Calendar of events 2018

Rubens as a Book Illustrator

Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) is world-famous as a painter, but he was also active as a book illustrator. The direct bearing of his illustrations on the text of the book are marvellous, even by today’s standards. Nevertheless, they did not attract the attention they deserve, even today. There were two exhibitions forty years ago which showed that the list of his book illustrations in the catalogue raisonné is incomplete. Since then, individual book illustrations were shown at exhibitions that featured the Baroque epoch, book illustrations in general or even the reconstruction of Ruben’s comprehensive library.
The catalogue that was produced by the State Academy of Visual Arts in Stuttgart, shows all his 58 book illustrations in context for the first time. For each work, all additional informations that have been published since 1977, are given. Each book is treated bibliographically and described exhaustively. What’s more, the titles are translated, the number of copies printed and even the original retail price are often given.
The editors and exhibition curators are: Nils Büttner, a internationally renowned Rubens expert, member of the »Centrum Rubenianum« and co-editor of  the »Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard«, and Gitta Bertram, who submitted her doctoral thesis on Rubens’ title pages to the State Academy of Visual Arts this summer.
Friday to Sunday, 26th to 28th January, in the Fair halls.

»Rubens as a Book Illustrator« 

On Saturday, 27th January, right after the fair closes, the Verband Deutscher Antiquare will be inviting to a talk by Prof. Dr. Nils Büttner, curator of the art collection and the archives of the Academy, in the halls of the fair. The cellist Leo Morelli will be performing the Ricercari by Domenico Gabrielli and Giovanni Battista Degli Antonii. Entrance is free.

Samstag, 27. Januar 2018, 18.30 Uhr, Württembergischer Kunstverein

The art of hand-made marbled paper
Marbled paper is everywhere in the book world – as flyleaves, covering slip-cases or cardboard bindings etc. It is one of the little-noticed, pleasant details of  bibliophily. It ranges from rich baroque brocade paper to simple paste paper and modern screen-printed decorative paper. The ancient craft of marbling is still practiced today. At her stand, graphic designer Ulrike Grießmayr will be demonstrating the art of marbling and decorating paper.
Exclusively for the fair, an edition of 30 sheets of block printed paper will be for sale.
Demonstrations on Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th January, from 1.00 to 1.30 pm, at stand 22 A


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