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Re: [BKARTS] searching high and low



I would probably call it "drape", which is the actual movement of the page as it opens and lays itself down onto the opened pages.

 

Cheers, Mercedes
 
> Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 22:17:28 +0900
> From: briankh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [BKARTS] searching high and low
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> Dear Artisans and Interested Parties,
> 
> I am wondering if you could help me find a term? I have been through 
> the online glossaries, have asked the IOBA Discuss list, and finally 
> got referred to this listserv by a member of the GBW (Thank you for 
> that!).
> 
> I'm looking for a term applicable to an open book that refers to the 
> rising curve of the pages that finally and (in many bindings) 
> dramatically dips down to the binding edge. In other words, the shape 
> that the book takes in the vicinity of the spine when the book is 
> lying open face up, that roll and dip. My understanding is that 
> 'gutter' refers to the inner blank space, the margin all along the 
> spine running down to the binding edge. The term, as I understand it, 
> is useful in a discussion of whether a book may be rebound. 
> Unfortunately, though 'gutter' refers to the right location, more or 
> less, it's not exactly the term I'm looking for.
> 
> As you know, the quality of a binding is judged (in part) by how flat 
> the open book lies. When discussing this quality, it might be useful 
> to have a term that exactly refers to that gentle roll up and more 
> pronounced dip down, the recto and verso looking like two ocean waves 
> meeting and bowing to each other.
> 
> Please let me know what you think.
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> Brian Herschler
> 
> 
> 
> Thank you again.
> 
> 
> 
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