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Re: Gauffering/Gilding Page Edges
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- Subject: Re: Gauffering/Gilding Page Edges
- From: Chris Hagen <chrisha@RAINBOW.BURNSIDE.POWELLS.COM>
- Date: Sat, 23 Aug 1997 17:55:16 -0700
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If my understanding is correct there are still a few folks doing fore-edge
painting (where they are I don't know). There are clamps that can be
bought for displaying these works & again I am vague on this, but I
believe that those same clamps can be used to hold a book while you make
the painting. (Karen from the Bookbinder's Warehouse are you out there).
We presently have a couple of fore-edge paintings in stock that I really
enjoy showing to people.
On Sun, 24 Aug 1997, stiffe wrote:
> I too have seen one example of a book with a fore-edge painting. It was
> wonderful,and I'm sure it was done in the way you suggest. Why not try it
> out on an old text book or other commercial book instead of maybe spoiling
> one of your own. The only problem I can see is actually getting the pages
> to fan evenly.
> I believe these books were done years ago when people had time to do things
> by hand.
> / Hands /
> / on /
> / Paper /
> > From: G. B. McC <GGMCCOR@AOL.COM>
> > To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> > Subject: Re: Gauffering/Gilding Page Edges
> > Date: Sunday, August 24, 1997 7:12 AM
> > I don't know if that would be the correct subject heading for my
> > and this may have been covered before (I'm brand new here) but here goes;
> > Long ago, I saw a display of several books that looked like they had
> > edges. It was a lovely embellishment to the tooled leather books, but
> > amazing thing was that when the books were opened and the pages were
> > against each other a picture appeared on the very edges of the pages.
> > page of course, contributing its minute bit to the whole. It was a
> > surprise for the reader.
> > Is this still done? Okay, duh, sure probably someone still does this -
> > do any of you? And do you have any suggestions as to how to do this?
> > I've thought maybe just impressing an inked rubber stamp in a simple
> > onto slightly fanned and angled pages might work, but it I'm not sure and
> > don't want to risk a book on the experiment, though I do want to try it
> > on a pad of paper just to see.
> > I saw these books so long ago as a child that only the idea remains and I
> > can't conjure up a clear picture of what it really did look like, only
> > it was so beautiful and I was so impressed by it. And now that I've
> > remembered it again, thanks to this ongoing thread, I'd like to try it on
> > own books.
> > Thanks for any and all help,
> > Feathers