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Re: [BKARTS] Books in Sheets

>Please, can someone explain
>this Books-in-Sheets-Thing?
>I understand what they are but--
>how are they sold?

         Usually just the folded signatures of a book, which should include
the endsheets.

>why are they sold?

         Source of printed material for bookbinders; opportunity to create
unique design bindings for printed texts.

>and are they of value
>when bound by someone
>other than the artist?

         Consider "Stone Eye," the current GBW/Midwest exhibit. The text
was printed letterpress at Larkspur Press, and the exhibit is made up of 31
unique bindings of the same text. Information at
Every one is different, produced from the vision of each individual
bookbinder. I love seeing those differences in perspective.

John Cutrone
The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
Boca Raton, Florida

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