Integral to the mechanics of a hardcover, endpapers offer a blank canvas for the imagination and creativity of a book designer. Also commonly known as end sheets, or endleaves, around here we usually just refer to them as “ends.”
From the Design Desk, Making of a Book series via the Chronicle Books blog.
From a recent visit to the High. “Hail, Mary” by Luc-Olivier Merson. French, 1885. Oil on canvas.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, who would’ve been 116 today, responds to hate mail accusing his work of being too impractical and out of touch with the “real people” who “create business and politics.”
Absolutely stunning anatomical drawings of plants by Nehemiah Grew, 1680
I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
T. S. Eliot in Four Quartets
Song: “I Just Wait” by Paloma Faith