The Making of the first: Highlights of the Golden Haggadah on vellum

General characteristics:
1. To produce an original manuscript, a Haggadah, based on the artwork of the famous Golden Haggadahpublished in Guadalajara, Spain, circa 1320.
To accomplish this, we will use the same materials and techniques used in Medieval times: real vellum/parchment, calligraphy, illumination, miniaturizing, raised- and flat-gold gilding, as well as artistic bookbinding.
2. The Haggadah will be accompanied by a How-to Book Guide that will explain the following:
a. The meaning of the book: Cultural/traditional aspects of the Haggadah
b. The art of the book: explaining the use of different materials and artistic techniques such as vellum, gilding, natural pigments and others.
Specific characteristics:

​Our team of multidisciplinary artists will work on several specific areas of the publication, according to their skills:

1. Calligraphy (Hebrew, English and Spanish)
2. Flat and raised gold-gilding
3. Pigment making
4. Drawing and painting
5. Bookbinding
6. Vellum making (lambskin)
The Golden Haggadah will measure 8.5” x 5.5”


Date of release: Passover 2012

Enjoy the singular beauty of these extraordinary books which, by preserving the ancient tradition of Illuminated Manuscript making, also highlight the artistic and cultural values of its content.

Downhill Publishing

80 Eighth Ave., Suite 1M
New York, NY 10011

Tel: 1+(800)203 0612

Ramon Abajo, CEO
ramon@thevellumpage.com

Todd Blackmore, New Projects Director
todd@thevellumpage.com

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