It’s so true. People used to take such pride in their book collections. I actually have hundreds of antique “Ex Libris” book plates saved because the art to simply LABEL a book was so breathtaking ages ago.
HI, great blog! Found it by accident, actually, but I’m loving it.
By the way, you can still find book covers like these – but they’re extremely expensive nowadays.
I’m an amateur bookbinder and I tend to follow most of the old ways (about 150 years old, actually) so, while researching, I’ve seen some great books made by modern artists. Not everything is scrapbooking, luckily! : )