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Re: Bridges to the past; links to the future
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Bridges to the past; links to the future
- From: "Whitehill, Laurie" <lwhitehi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 08:14:10 EST
- Message-id: <199705151213.FAA17693@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Here's another excellent book about the disastrous Arno
River flood in Florence, 1966.
Greenfeld, Howard. THE WATERS OF NOVEMBER. Chicago:
It documents the event with extensive black and white
photographs and journal-like text. What impressed me
was the enormous immediate international response.
Many volunteers, from all over the world, both professional
and non-professional, helped retrieve, sort, and take
measures to initially arrest the damage, even before the
main conservation efforts could be undertaken. It is also
interesting to note how conservation methods have improved
since then and how disaster preparedness is a priority in
most museums and libraries. No one wants to be caught again
like Florence was. Sadly, however, as in North Dakota, it
can still happen.