Calendar album for 2021


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The calendar album for 2021 by the UT library introduces marbled paper that has been used in bookbinding for centuries

Dimensions 24 × 53.5 cm

Compiled by Kadri Tammur and Tiia Nurmsalu, designed by Lilian Mengel, language editing by Kaspar Kolk, translated by Sulo Lembinenphotos by Andres Tennuspublished by the University of Tartu Library

15 in stock

15 in stock


The patterns of marble stone have inspired the decoration of buildings and interior design since the antiquity. Marbling started to be used for decorating paper in Japan in the 12th century and Spaniards brought the technique to Europe. Over the centuries, it has been most popular in bookbinding – marbled paper became a valuecovering material mainly for book coversreplacing expensive leather and parchment. Marbled paper that was originally handmade started to be mass-produced industrially in the first half of the 19th century

The calendar album of the UT library presents the feather, peacock, bouquet, vein, stone and fantasy patterns of marbled paper from books dating back to the 18th and 19th centuryThe overleaf of each calendar page briefly describes the works from the collection of the library the exquisite design originates from