AN        ‘EX     LIBRIS’                 Visual Arts I        Teacher: Sara del Río
Definition ‘EX LIBRIS’= libro de         An Ex Libris is a small stamp designed         as a signature of the owner of a b...
E X LIBRIS’‘              TEXT              PARTSS TRUCTURE              ICON              PART
A Fast Review of ‘Ex Libris’ History…                      S. XV b.C.The predecessors of an ‘Ex Libris’ are small clay pla...
A Fast Review of ‘Ex Libris’ History…               S. XII-XIV a.CDuring Middle Age, ‘Ex libris’ were inscriptionshandmade...
A Fast Review of ‘Ex Libris’ History…                          S. XV a.C.The first ‘Ex libris’ as currently known appeared...
At the beginning the ‘Ex Libris’ were associated withan heraldic meaning, with the Family´s Coat of Arms:
Later on, ‘Ex Libris’ developed a more allegoricalmeaning, trying to express through its icon part oftheir owners personal...
- Heraldic style -
- Allegorical style -
- Humoristic style -
- Silhouette style -
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Ex libris

  1. 1. AN ‘EX LIBRIS’ Visual Arts I Teacher: Sara del Río
  2. 2. Definition ‘EX LIBRIS’= libro de An Ex Libris is a small stamp designed as a signature of the owner of a book. It is frecuently placed at the back of a book’s cover. It has two parts: text and icon. TEXT: ‘Ex Libris’ + name of the book´s owner ICON: a symbolic image about the owner.
  3. 3. E X LIBRIS’‘ TEXT PARTSS TRUCTURE ICON PART
  4. 4. A Fast Review of ‘Ex Libris’ History… S. XV b.C.The predecessors of an ‘Ex Libris’ are small clay platesfilled with hieroglyphics placed in the storage boxesfor papyrus rolls to indicate their were property ofthe Pharaohs.
  5. 5. A Fast Review of ‘Ex Libris’ History… S. XII-XIV a.CDuring Middle Age, ‘Ex libris’ were inscriptionshandmade by monks on religious books. An example of this Monks´inscriptions: ‘This book is property of St Jacob Monks’ Monastery in Florence. Whoever borrows it, please, return it without delay and well- preserved. This is my book.’
  6. 6. A Fast Review of ‘Ex Libris’ History… S. XV a.C.The first ‘Ex libris’ as currently known appeared with thePrinting Press invention. As the number of printed booksincreased the necessity of owner identification becomecrucial.
  7. 7. At the beginning the ‘Ex Libris’ were associated withan heraldic meaning, with the Family´s Coat of Arms:
  8. 8. Later on, ‘Ex Libris’ developed a more allegoricalmeaning, trying to express through its icon part oftheir owners personalities:
  9. 9. - Heraldic style -
  10. 10. - Allegorical style -
  11. 11. - Humoristic style -
  12. 12. - Silhouette style -

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