Amazing Book Edge Art – Paintings Hidden in Historical Books

The fore-edge painting hidden in book is plain sight and invisible at a glance, people must unfold the book to find hidden artwork. The historical books below are from Colleen Theisen and the Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa, which published in the 1800s by Robert Mudie and were titled after the seasons.

book-edge-art-spring book-edge-art-summer book-edge-art-winter book-edge-autumn book-fore-edge-art-autumn-winter-summer-spring

The art of fore-edge paintings hidden in books goes back hundreds of years.




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