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Medieval Book, ca 1270, but it has a most unusual shape and a most ironic story. It is a love story hidden in a hat. Norse manuscript containing old French love poems was recycled and made into the lining of a bishop's mitre. After the invention of the printing press, old handwritten manuscripts were often reused to make different things, due to the stiffness of the parchment...via erikkwakkel.tumblr.com.
Books are objects to read from. This is true now, and so it was in medieval times. Between then and now, however, medieval books were recycled, old-fashioned as they had become after the dawn of printing. These three items show one particular function served by recycled manuscript material: as lining of clothes - and a hat. All three images show linings cut from parchment leaves: the shape of a vest cut from an Icelandic manuscript dating to 1375-1400 (middle); a late-fifteenth century dress of a Cistercian nun in the convent of Wienhausen supported by a 13th-century Latin text (top); and the lining of a bishop’s miter cut from 13th-century Norse love poetry (bottom) - I blogged about the latter here. While the stiff properties of animal skin made it perfect for supporting soft materials such as clothes and hats, it is an odd idea that someone would walk around wearing medieval books - not to mention a bishop preaching with love poetry on his head. On the bright side, thanks to all this recycling, at least parts of these precious books survive.
Pic: Vest: Arnamagnæan Samling (University of Copenhagen and Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík), manuscript 122b, fol. II, more information here and here; Dress with manuscript lining: source unknown to me, but featuring in a lecture by Dr. Henrike Lähnemann and discussed in this blog (source of pic); Bishop’s miter: Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, MS AM 666 b 4to, more here.
A series of sketchbook pages are making the rounds on the internet, usually captioned as "The Sketchbooks of Edward Hopper." A great blog article from Austin Kleon sets the record straight:
The images actually aren't sketchbook images at all, but a meticulous business record of paintings that Hopper produced and sent out for sale.
You see, Hopper’s wife recorded each painting he made in little books she got from the five and dime store. She asked him to do a drawing of the painting (which he did beautifully) and then she wrote the details of the painting below it, including the circumstances of the paintings — where they were when he made it, who were the models, etc. (Above, you can see the record for “A Woman In The Sun,” with the final painting below.)
The ledgers aren’t a document of discovery, but a record of production — in a way, the ledgers are a kind of visual logbook of the kind I describe in Steal.
This is another example of why posting images without context and attribution strips them of their meaning — if you see these images in a photoset labeled “Edward Hopper’s sketchbook,” you might think, “Wow, look how perfect his sketches were before he painted,” and you would completely miss the real story, which is way more interesting. (Always, always, always dig deeper when you see images w/o attribution!)