Monday, February 14, 2011

BibliOdyssey: Marbled Paper Designs

BibliOdyssey: Marbled Paper DesignsVintage 19th c. marbled paper, Gloster pattern (24)

Patterns in nature are seldom perfectly symmetrical or regular. The best patterns created by marbling artists also have a random effect, like looking into a fireplace. Marbling was an essential trade in the middle ages, as this article suggests, and is still practiced in colonial Williamsburg.

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