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Re: Hear Hear-Craftsman & Artists

> When I
>hear stuff on this  list  about so called artists who
>think that a book is a stack of paper written in wet
>paint and stuck together between covers of dried excrement,
>well sorry, but  there is a tradition and a body
>of knowledge about the fine art of the bookbinder
>here that goes back many centuries that is being deliberately
>denied by people who have not paid their dues in training,
>do not have a clue about the skills required to bind a fine book and
>don't even have 'the intellect of a pickle'..

The tradition is important! and a good place to push off from. Pollack
probably never would of dripped paint on a canvas if he hadn't had for a
teacher Thomas HArt Benson- who if my art history serves me was a very
demanding traditionalist


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