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September 3, 2013

Fore-edge painting: It's a secret


From the University of Iowa Special Collections & Archives website, posted by Colleen Theisen: "This is one example of a fore-edge painting from a four volume set of scientific books* which are divided by season. Each has a landscape painting of the season hidden until you begin to read it and bend the pages to turn them."


*"Autumn; or; The causes, appearances, and effects of the seasonal decay and decomposition of nature"; 1837. By Robert Mudie.

[via William Gibson]

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