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[BKARTS] Recommendation for Bookbinding Text

I would like to recommend Margaret Lock's Bookbinding Materials and
Techniques: 1700-1920. Toronto, The Canadian Bookbinder and Book Artists
Guild, MMIII. ISBN: 0-9695091-9-7.  It is available on the CBBAG
website, www.cbbag.ca. under "Publications," about $20 Canandian.

The great thing about this book is that it's concise with 120 pages of
text and illustrations, the endnotes are 20 pages and there's a nine
page bibliography.  The text is very well organized and begins with a
chapter on the "modern" hand bookbinding period (1700-1800), followed by
a very informative chapter on industrialization of bookbinding,
including information on working conditions.  The following chapters
then discuss each step of the bookbinding process.

In my opinion, Lock's book makes a great introductory text for
understanding bookbinding in England, American & Canada.

Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 22:37:23 -0500

From: Amy Self <aself@xxxxxxx>

Subject: bookbinding textbook

hello all,

I am a graduate student at the School of Information Sciences at the
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am designing an independent study
course for this summer on hand bookbinding. For part of the course, I
will be taking two classes at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in
Gatlinburg, TN. The first of the classes is a two-week course on blank
books by Daniel Essig. The second class is a one-week course on pop-up
books by Carol Barton. I would like some recommendations from book
artists for a book that I could use during this independent study course
as a supplement to the classes. Ideally, the book would provide some
background on the history of the book and hand bookbinding, as well as
some information about the tools, materials, processes, and people
involved in hand binding up to this point in history. Any suggestions
will be greatly appreciated. Replies may be posted to the list or sent
directly to my email. Thank you, Amy Self aself@xxxxxxx


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