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Re: starting off
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: starting off
- From: Mary Crest <MARYCREST@AOL.COM>
- Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 15:15:06 -0400
- Message-Id: <199705271915.MAA23247@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
In a message dated 97-05-27 10:39:00 EDT, you write:
<< Like playing the violin, you need to start out early in life to do it.
Most anyone can learn to do ordinary library bindings, but so what?. Also,
earning a decent living at it is an unlikely scenario. >>
The first sentence is nonsense, the second pretentious, the third
presumptuous. Mari didn't specify the kind of bookbinding in which she is
interested. Her address suggests she may be a college student--how much younge
r need she be? And perhaps she is fortysomething, an accomplished pianist
with terrific finger dexterity.
She could prepare by self-study; her own idea of serving an apprenticeship is
an intelligent way to master her skills.