"Loving Ex Libris: An Exhibition on International Bookplates" Talk and Demonstration
Bookplates: the cultural similarities and differences between East and West as reflected from the overlooked art
Ex libris is Latin referring to a bookplate affixing to a book for identifying its ownership. It is believed to date back to the 15th century in Europe, when aristocrats produced one of the first ex libris in presenting books to monasteries as gifts. The use of ex libris was later spread to Japan and China when the Europeans landed on Asia.
The talk aims to introduce the history of this special art form and to demonstrate some common printmaking techniques. We hope to stimulate the interest of our students and staff in this literary culture through these presentations.
Dr. Sarah Ng
Ms. Malou Hung
Ms. Clara Hung