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Re: The Philosophy of Bookbinding
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- Subject: Re: The Philosophy of Bookbinding
- From: Karen Sanders <karen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 08:00:27 -0400
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> the philosophical aspect of bookbinding
Just my philosophy:
One time I demo'd how to make 1 piece of paper/fold books at an art
I was trying also to teach that books are containers for ideas, that
making the permanent marks on a surface and gathering the marks together
in a particular way was magic. One lady looked at me, with a gleam in her
eye, and said, "I know. I'm a librarian."
I think of the value of the books and journals through history, from
the time they cut the edges off the skins to make them neater when they
rolled them up.
A book is far more than paper or boards or cloth or leather...