[Table of Contents] [Search]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: dying art

So there I was, speaking with a museum director, and he asked me what
I did.  I told him that, among other things, I restored books.

He told me that when he was an undergraduate student he took a class
in bookbinding.  One night at the opening of an art exhibit he was trying
to impress a lovely young lady, when she asked him what he was studying.

He told her, "Bookbinding."

She said, "How boring."

He took his degree in philosophy, and never looked back.

Just another data point.


Jack C. Thompson
Thompson Conservation Laboratory
Portland, OR 97217

503/735-3942  (voice/fax)


            BOOK_ARTS-L: The listserv for all the book arts.
      For subscription information, the Archive, and other related
            resources and links go to the Book_Arts-L FAQ at:

[Subject index] [Index for current month] [Table of Contents] [Search]