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Re: [BKARTS] Books in Sheets



>Please, can someone explain
>this Books-in-Sheets-Thing?
>I understand what they are but--
>how are they sold?


         Usually just the folded signatures of a book, which should include
the endsheets.


>why are they sold?


         Source of printed material for bookbinders; opportunity to create
unique design bindings for printed texts.


>and are they of value
>when bound by someone
>other than the artist?


         Consider "Stone Eye," the current GBW/Midwest exhibit. The text
was printed letterpress at Larkspur Press, and the exhibit is made up of 31
unique bindings of the same text. Information at
<http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/mwchap/specialevent2.shtml>.
Every one is different, produced from the vision of each individual
bookbinder. I love seeing those differences in perspective.




John Cutrone
The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
Boca Raton, Florida

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