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Re: [BKARTS] BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 28 Dec 2002 to 29 Dec 2002 (#2002-10)



Dear Audrey,

Look at it this way: The pages of a book should roll in the direction of the
spine as they are turned, whether the book is shorter than it is tall or
wider than it is high.In the latter case, the spine (on the left in Western
or European bindings) is shorter than the width but it is still the spine
and the grain must run parallel to it.

Yours was not a stupid question at all, Audrey. The answers are sure to make
the us think more about the problem of using grain in the right direction.

Betty


----- Original Message -----
From: "Audrey Hill" <AudHill57@AOL.COM>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 28 Dec 2002 to 29 Dec 2002
(#2002-10)


> This may be a really stupid question, but when determining the grain of
the
> book board why isn't  the length of the book the deciding factor?
According
> to everything I've read book board is supposed to be placed parallel grain
to
> the spine, but what if the book is longer perpendicular to the spine?
> Wouldn't that mean that you should change the direction of the bookboard
so
> that it doesn't curl upward at the end?
>
> Audrey
>
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