October 2010 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Book Arts Web

In the FB&C autumn issue, Richard Minsky interviewed bookbinder and conservator Peter Verheyen on the current state of book arts. I thought it might be useful to provide links to some of the resources they discussed (since it's both difficult and aesthetically unpleasant to insert long web addresses in the copy). The Guild of Book Workers 100th Anniversary Exhibition was one Minsky called "perhaps the most important" exhibitions since the 1990s. They also discussed a "legendary" thread of discussion on the Book Arts Web listserv called "What is a Book?" And, here's a link to Verheyen's bookbinding e-journal, The Bonefolder.

p.s. "Part 2" of this post may appear late on Friday. I'm headed up to the old alma matter, Syracuse University, where Verheyen happens to be head of preservation and conservation at the SU Library.