Category Archives: book structures

Buffaloed! Or, Further Adventures in Bookbinding.

Somehow, I’ve made it all the way through the second year of graduate school. This year, I treated thirteen objects, all flat paper, ranging from a black chalk drawing by Jacques-Louis David to a commercial lithograph. During it all, I … Continue reading

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Books, Hole Punches, And More!

In a few days, I’ll be heading to a workshop by Jim Croft at his home in Northern Idaho. Since the workshop involves making a book (and tools, and paper) from scratch, as well as no internet or cellphone for … Continue reading

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Bookbinding Boot Camp

Over the past month, I have spent 7 hours a day, 5 days a week binding books courtesy of the University of Columbia Libraries Conservation Division. The experience has thus far been enormously exciting, informative, and exhausting, all in turn. … Continue reading

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The Paper and Book Intensive

I wrote earlier about the insanity that is end of term. Somehow, despite my best efforts, I’m never as well prepared as I would like to be, and the end of term always passes in a frenzy of papers, exams, … Continue reading

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