Found accidentally in an old bookshop recently, do you think this is one
of the earlier "altered books" around? These are sketches - very amateur
but nevertheless enthusiastic and observant, made in 1935 at an
exhibition in Paris. They are vignettes, with notes, of Tarot Cards,
designed by Pisanello for the Viscount of Milan in 1428, and stuck into
a standard art book on Pisanello (with a very nice marbled cover, though
- which is why I picked up the book in the first place).
Once again, a serendipitous surprise inside the covers of a book.
Time flies by for me - three weeks into the course on Fairytale and Gothic Horror at Winchester. A LOT of reading to do - for the course in general and my seminar paper, which I also have to present, in particular. All fascinating stuff, though. At the moment, "The British Pantomime" seems to be the favourite for the seminar - with "Fairytale
Book Illustration" running a close second. It will be "make your mind up time" soon, so I had better start thinking hard about it!