|A Chaucer Woodcut Title Page|
Recently, I slipped off to a museum to walk through a small exhibit of ILLUSTRATED TITLE PAGES. I know, don’t say it. My friends and family say enough about my passion for all things Book. I thought I’d share some of what I saw there with those of you who might find the beauty of another time worth a quick view.
This exhibit opened with books from the 16th century–a little before my time and by authors I didn’t have the privilege of meeting. As I walked around the small room I traveled through four centuries, snapping photos with my iPhone. Now, if that doesn’t make you think about your place in time, nothing will.
The title page had the job of enticing the reading into the work while acknowledging the author, artist, patron and publisher. Wow! I wish I had all that color on my title pages. Maybe no nudes. I write YA.
Happy Monday, everyone and especially to the WRITE CAMPAIGN people.