Aldine style

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The ornaments used by Aldus and other early Italian printers were of solid face, Arabic in shape, without any shading whatever. They undoubtedly preferred this solid ornament because it gave strong color and richness to the page, and for this reason it has retained favor with printers even to our time. The binder's Aldine ornaments are copies in shape and design from the early printers, and have the same especial feature of solid face ; hence, when worked brightly in gold on leather, no style of ornament he uses presents a stronger or richer effect. The ornaments were generally used by the early printers independent of gouges or curved lines, by a repetition of the same ornament forming very effective borders and bands. In the binder's published examples of this style the composition of the design is generally a diamond and square, with semicircles in double outline intersected and the ornaments displayed in the corners and centers, but less formal designs have been made in flowing scrolls with the same style of ornament. This style of design is most appropriate for early printed books, and the binder will err in giving its true character if he mixes any shaded ornament with it.

—Matthews, William. Modern Bookbinding Practically Considered: A Lecture Read Before the Grolier Club of New York, March 25, 1885, with Additions and New Illustrations. New York: Grolier Club, 1889. Internet resource.

Member of Bindings by external presentation,Styles and terms of Italian origin
Aldine style
Bindings by external presentation,Styles and terms of Italian origin
Bindings recognized or identified primarily by their outward appearance or other aesthetic characteristics.,Binding styles, and other terms that are Italian in origin, or primarily associated with Italian bookbinders or practices.
Other members of the Bindings by external presentation,Styles and terms of Italian origin collection includeDerome style,Fanfare style,Lyonnaise style,Ève style,All-over style

Intro[edit]

Definition: en:A style of bookbinding originated by Aldus Manutius but not restricted to the books printed by Aldus or his family.

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denach Art der AldinenCitation needed!
enAldine style1EtheringtonRoberts, Don., et al. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books : a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Library of Congress : For Sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982.preferredA style of bookbinding originated by Aldus Manutius but not restricted to the books printed by Aldus or his family.
enItalian style1EtheringtonRoberts, Don., et al. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books : a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Library of Congress : For Sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982.alternate
esestilo AldinoCitation needed!
itstile AldinoCitation needed!

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References

  1. a b  Roberts, Don., et al. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books : a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Library of Congress : For Sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982.