Category Archives: bookbinding

A DIY Brush Rest

It is a truth universally acknowledged* that a brush covered with adhesive must be placed somewhere. And if you’re like me, it drives you slightly insane when it’s placed on something and promptly rolls off, smearing said adhesive over your … Continue reading

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Enemies of Books

I am officially done with the academic portion of my Master’s degree: I have passed my thesis and submitted all my assignments. The next step will be an internship year, beginning in September. This, of course, means that I have … Continue reading

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Musical Mystery Tour

Right after I got back from Belgium, I began an internship at the Gladys Brooks Conservation Lab at the New York Academy of Medicine, where I’ll be working the rest of the summer. My very first project was to make a book … Continue reading

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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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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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