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Re: [BKARTS] Trends and Influences



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This thread is bringing out us lurkers for sure...As a bookbinder, and
specialising in limited editions and one-of-a-kind books, I think I speak
for many of us when I say there simply isn't the content out there to bind
that is suitable to a theme we may have in mind, or suitable to the
pocketbook.  Books in sheets, especially good ones, are frequently
expensive. It reminds me of a musician waiting for a libretto for her opera.
Many of us are dependent upon the artist or the fine press printer. I am
having to consider binding a blank book simply to perform a binding I have
wanted to do for years now, but cannot find a text for. Yet I hesitate to
bind a blank book because the binding I want to do is quite beautiful and
complex, one I would not want to repeat if a text came along after the blank
work.  Finally, I bind blank works for the practise.  A good binding is
accomplished only through repetition.  Because of this, the presence of
blank book bindings on a bookbinder's shelf are a fact of life.
KT Pardue
WhiteRiver Studio
Colorado Springs, CO

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