Oftentimes I have admired the colors in the color picker in Photoshop, and seen colorspace visualizations in monitor reviews. This three-dimensional representation of the color space in book form, however, is perfect. Thoroughly three-dimensional, and sliceable by turning pages, it is a beautiful object, open or closed. More images at the artist’s website (the website is very annoying to use, and you may prefer to click on the image above, which will take you directly to this exhibit). Via [Colossal]
The Evangelist portrait at the beginning of the Gospel of John, in the famous Kebran 1 Gospels, a notable example of manuscript arts held on the isle of Kebran in Lake Tana.
A scribe poses with one of his books at the book market which accompanies the festival of Maryam Tsion in Axum. Scribes come from the neighbouring Tembien area to sell books they have produced in the time since the Hosanna market, the other major festival market of the year.
Marigeta Biurhanu tooling cross patterns on the leather covers he has added to a printed book. You can see the stamping tools warming in the coals behind him.
At least I assume that the bosses represent the Evangelists, and it is thus the Gospels–I neither asked nor looked too closely. I am not sure of the significance of the red velvet capes–they generally seemed to be worn by those who were directing the choristers and däbtäras–I shall have to ask.