Tom McEwan: Bookbinding in Scotland [Bookish Talk #28]

We return to Tom McEwan to discuss the state of bookbinding in Scotland!



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00:00 – Beginning
00:44 – Earlier career
01:28 – Bookbinding in Scotland
08:21 – Teaching bookbinding in Scotland during the pandemic
10:38 – Bookbinding activities in the Glasgow School of Art
13:12 – Musings about when the design binding appeared and how to define the term “design binding.”
19:08 – Inspiration from surroundings landscape and nature of Scotland
25:13 – Influence of the previous profession: from the sculptor to bookbinder
27:26 – Titling the bindings
28:28 – Artistic techniques which help to show the orientation of the book

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