The Making of the first: Highlights of the Golden Haggadah on vellum
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.
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
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.
80 Eighth Ave., Suite 1M
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 1+(800)203 0612
Ramon Abajo, CEO
Todd Blackmore, New Projects Director