Last week we discussed the destruction of books in art. But considering the recent news from the US, it seems reasonable to take one step further and dive into the topic of book burning.
A set of photos I've made at a flea market in Paris initiated a heated discussion. And no, not the photo from the preview. That's the work of Guy Laramée. What I found, was an object made with old wooden type and metal printing cliches.
Early this January, Stepan received a package from a Dutch bookseller, from whom he had already bought some stuff related to Soviet ex libris. This time, the package contained a gift -- an invitation to visit a Soviet antique books shops in Moscow and Leningrad.
We invited the guests of our podcast to share their opinions about the most inspiring bookish people, projects, and events of 2021. The final list appears to be a bit more skewed into the bookbinding sphere, which isn't really surprising. But there were some other entrants as well.
Stepan has finally forced himself out of his workshop and went to Paris for a bookbinder's exhibition. That was a retrospective of the works of Louise Bescond, a French bookbinder who currently resides in Belgium.
Both Pavel and Stepan have some experience of visiting inspiring and unusual bookshops in different countries and catering to different audiences. We have also crawled the internet to look for the opinions of other people.
This time during our live stream we are talking about some samples of Glagolitic script from the 14th century, 20th century, and modernity. That's, of course, besides the news, and some other bookish things!
We are streaming live from Boekkunstbeurs, the Book Arts Fair in Leiden!
This time we do not have a main theme for our live stream. However, we have several smaller themes each one of which is equally interesting in our opinion.
Stepan just went to London for a couple of days and had a chance to attend two exhibitions of design bindings held at the Maggs Bros. antiquarian bookstore.
There is some news related to different bookish fairs, classes, exhibitions and all other sorts of events. Are they finally returning or do we still have to rely on virtual events? What formats and approaches should we keep after this year of lockdowns?
There's a piece of news that triggered us to discuss this topic. A medieval Hebrew prayer book is expected to be sold for about $6m at Sotheby’s. However, we want to approach this theme thoroughly.
It's probably time to switch to some other topics besides medieval manuscripts from Russia and Rus', something that we've been discussing quite a lot during our live streams. But we've seen so much interesting stuff during this summer and want to share more of it with you!
We are going to recap some of the bookish things we've seen during these past few weeks while Stepan was visiting Russia. Museums, books markets, ancient manuscripts, artists' books, and more!
After almost two years of separation, Pavel and Stepan, the hosts of iBookBinding's podcast, have finally met on the same turf. In the past few days, they have visited a multitude of museums in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg and decided to discuss some bookish objects they found there.