Exhibitions / Publications · 26.05.2022

Международная выставка экслибриса и графики «Духовность и культура Казахстана»

International exhibition of Ex Libris and graphics ‘Spirituality and culture of Kazakhstan’

Location: Aktobe city, Republic of Kazakhstan.

Year: 2001.

The competition-exhibition of Ex Libris and graphics is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 152 artists from 35 countries took part in the exhibition.

 International exhibition of Ex Libris and graphics 'Spirituality and culture of Kazakhstan'

Catalog of the international exhibition of Ex Libris and graphics ‘Spirituality and culture of Kazakhstan’. Aktobe, 2001

Ex Libris (from the Latin ex libris ‘from the book’) is a book sign which shows the book owner. It is glued or printed from the matrix to the inside of book covers. In the history of bibliophiles such cases are know when the Ex Liblis glued into a book became more expensive than the book itself. The Ex Libirs appeared soon after the printing invention. It is considered to originate from Germany.

Ex Librises are collected. The main Ex ibris techniques are xylography, zincography, lithography, linocut, etching etc. The computer aided design is being used more and more often for Ex Librises.