A brief history of the art of scrapbooking


What is a notebook?

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few centuries and don't know what a notebook is, it's: Basically, it's just a book full of stuff. What things? Everything you can think of. For most people, this is a hobby of making collages full of writings, photos, drawings, or even ticket stubs, plane tickets, and museum tickets. Don't be too quick to dismiss the idea of ​​scrapbooking as childish or unimportant.

Scrapbooking, on the surface, is a simple creative way out. But on a deeper level, this is a way to record our stories or remarkable events in our lives. Memos are a great way to express yourself or show others who you are and where you have been. Today, scrapbooking is a multi-billion dollar industry. There are scrapbooking clubs, blogs, etc. and it looks like it won't go anywhere in the near future.

When did Scrapbooking start?

The "scrap" used for how you treat a painting that is not mounted. People kept whole books full of unadulterated photos, and they were literally the first notebooks. Scrapbooking is not a recent phenomenon. Although not in their current form, the idea of ​​scrapbooking has existed for centuries. The first notebooks were in use as early as 1598.

The scrapbooks gained prominence during the Renaissance. These precursors to the modern notebook were called "ordinary books". Hamlet writes in one saying, "Smile and smile and be a villain." John Locke, the philosopher, emphasized them in his guide, entitled: "The New Method of Making Books Common." In 1769, Granger's books were published, books used by William Granger. Granger uses this form to publish an English story with an additional illustration of the text in the app. Granger's books were also called further illustrated books.

A major interest in scrapbooking emerged in 1826 with the publication of John Poole's Manuscripts and Literary Scrap. However, the term "scrapbook" was coined a few years before and has until then existed under different names. In the late 1800s, Mark Twain also promoted the use of notes as a patent series in 1872.

Photography and scrapbooking

The invention of photography took the concept of the note to another level and changed the way it was done completely. It is now possible to shoot scenes from the events described in the text.

In the 20th century, the popularity of the notebook declined. This was because during the first War of Words, the recession led to the closure of the business, even the business of recording happy times. Another reason is that around 1940, mass production of photo albums began, and people overlooked the notebook as the preferred method of recording events in their lives. The scrapbooking revival began with Alex Haley's Roots.

Since then, interest in scrapbooking has resumed, and today it has taken on a more nuanced role with the introduction of digital technology.