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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: papercase??
- From: Betty Storz <storz@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 12:56:01 -0700
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I hate to admit my ignorance, but what do you mean by a papercase binding?
Is it simply a soft cover attached to the text block, or is more than that?
Betty Storz storz@xxxxxxx
At 03:23 PM 7/13/98 -0400, you wrote:
> Looks like it's time for a new subject of discussion on this list.
>Here is one. I am teaching a week long course on the paper case, I
>hope, at North Bennet Street School next week. I proposed the course
>because the history of the "cheap book" is of interest to me, and I have
>found the paper case to be a great solution to a number of binding
>problems when dealing with older (16-18th century) books. It is also a
>very versatile binding, with a lot of artistic potential. I am doing a
>plain one to start, but hope to get to stiff and laced paper cases as
>well. I have done quarterbinds in paper case, but I don't know if I
>should throw that in as well. Paper cases require very little by way of
>heavy equipment (one can get by with none, as a matter of fact). All
>this seemed to me to make it a topic that would have a wide appeal, but
>only three people signed-up.
> So the question is--why? Do folks find it too staid a style for the
>modern taste? Don't really know what it is? Think that bindings that
>don't sound complicated are b-o-o-o-reing? Am I the only one in the
>world that likes them?
> Dorothy Africa
>(puzzled in Boston)