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Category (archive title) Art Bookbinding in America

Art Bookbinding in America

  ART BOOK BINDING IN AMERICA. OTTO ZAHN, Memphis, Tennessee   HERE was a time, not very far distant, when anything artistic was entirely disassociated with anything American. The people of this country were too busy with material and industrial development to pay much attention to artistic creations. We had no great historians to rank with Hurne, Macaulay, Grote, Sismondi and Guizot. We had few poets and virtually no novelists. American art was insignificant, and even to this day America can boast no great native composer. But a great many men have in the last quarter of a century made large fortunes in this country ; and with the accumulation of wealth has grown a leisure class. Naturally our millionaires…

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