Canadian gallery hosts Turkish bookplates

The SNAP Gallery in Edmonton, Canada, is currently hosting a bookplate or "ex-libris" exhibition by the Ankara Ex-libris Society.

Canadian gallery hosts Turkish bookplates
The exhibition, which officially opened on March 9 and will run until March 14, displays over 100 examples of Turkish ex-libris by 60 artists such as Hasip Pektaþ, Martin Baeyens, Müjde Ayan and Nazan Tanyu for lovers of art and antiques.

The Ankara Ex-libris Society will also collaborate with the Finnish-Turkish Association to organize another exhibition of Turkish ex-libris in the Finnish cities of Helsinki, Tampere and Iisalmi. The first one will be at STOA, the Cultural Center of Eastern Helsinki, between April 10 and 22.

The word ex-libris is derived from the Latin for "from books." Ex-libris is a small graphic work bearing a name, motto, coat-of-arms, crest, badge or other design that signifies ownership of the book. A name in the genitive case usually follows it. For example, "from the books of …" or "from the library of …" and "ex libris" can be used. These bookplates replaced book rhymes after the 19th century. A book rhyme is a short poem or rhyme meant to discourage theft or indicate ownership. Book rhymes were common in the US in the 18th and 19th centuries but ex-libris replaced them later on. Ex libris is considered the deed of a book and since it introduces and cherishes the owner, it reminds the borrower to bring it back.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16