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Re: The Quality/Leather Thread (again)
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: The Quality/Leather Thread (again)
- From: Bonnie Borthwick <bonsai@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 4 Jan 1997 10:45:42 -0600
- Message-id: <199701041540.HAA15356@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 8:19 1/4/97, Rick Cavasin wrote:
>Quality does not necessarily equate with 'preciousness'. From my admittedly
>limited reading on book structures and materials, I get the impression that
>one of the main considerations in conservation is STRENGTH of materials under
>normal use. Conservators are not simply concerned in preserving materials
>under static conditions.
I wasn't trying to imply that at all; I included the quote to illustrate my
feeling that _my own_ primary concern in making blank journals is that they
be affordable and invite use. In the case of journals, I am *not* more
concerned with the book itself than with a person's _process of using it_.
My apologies to those who are sick of this thread -- it's strayed quite a
bit off its orginial points!