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Re: [BKARTS] rabbit skin books!



Paul,

I editioned a book (only 6 copies) called "The Warm-Blooded Book". It
has a traditional 1/4 leather spine, is letterpress printed and
illustrated with Van Dyke brown prints. I covered the boards with deer
hide from a deer my friend had shot with a bow. I had it tanned with the
fur on, for coziness sake and to clearly link it to the source from
which it came.

Good luck with your book!

Marnie


Marnie Powers-Torrey
Studio Manager, Instructor, Printer
Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press
J. Willard Marriott Library
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Helen Keiser
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 6:50 PM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] rabbit skin books!

Paul,

I bound some books in opossum skin vellum, made by a man in New Zealand.
The vellum is very nice, and his email address is Lloyd Lewis
[james.torrey@xxxxxxxxxx], in case you care to contact him for more
information.

Helen Keiser

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of 
> Paul Bettinson
> Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2005 2:02 AM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: rabbit skin books!
>
>
> Hi all,
>  I intend to write a short text about the use of animal "materials" in

> book making.
>
> Yes, I realise that this could be a shocking read, like when rat skin 
> was mentioned on this List a while ago!
>
> However, I am very much interested in communicating the seriousness of

> the history of book making with regard to animal 'materials'.
>
> This text is to provide students (aged 16 up) with follow up 
> information after we were discussing rabbit skin as the sizing
properties of painters'
> canvases, calf, sheep and goat skins for parchment material.....
>  I would very much appreciate more informed information about this 
> topic.....
>  Also, where there have be bans on materials used etc?...
>
> Be great to get information, links, sources etc!..
>  regards
>  --
> Paul Bettinson
> http://ncfab.org
> Postboks 4703 Sofienberg
> 0506 Oslo
> Norway
> Tel: 0047 99534993
>
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