versión impresa ISSN 0187-358X
COMPIANI, Alberto; GARCIA, Idalia y VELASCO, Thalía. Bookbinding of antique prints in Mexico: reflections on a problem of knowledge in cultural heritage. Investig. bibl [online]. 2006, vol.20, n.40, pp.53-72. ISSN 0187-358X.
Bookbinding is one of the distinctive historical elements which support cultural value of rare books as patrimonial objects. Analysis of bookbinding as a knowledge problem is a pending task in Mexican history, although there certainly are previous papers which show its cultural value. However those incomplete initiatives have allowed the destruction of many important bookbindings, a fact equivalent with the mutilation of the message from the past. Today’s tendencies on bookbinding study in Mexico are analyzed and its importance as a patrimonial element is defined.
Palabras llave : Historical bookbinding; Rare books; Cultural heritage in Mexico.