Restoration of a damaged artwork or artifact poses a delicate issue: while restoration can perhaps return an artifact to what it might have looked like when it was newly completed, the fact that the artifact is damaged in the first place is also part of its history.
Archival Work, Book Repair and Restoration
In the second part of our talk Kathy Abbott takes us for a tour of her workshop and shows some of her bindings. We also talk about conservation aspects of her creative projects and Tomorrow's Past — a project she's been a part of for some years already.
iBB Podcast #15.1 – Kathy Abbott – Male-Dominated 1980s, Restoration & Book Dealers, Islamic Bindings
Our podcast's guest this time is Kathy Abbott. A bookbinder, bookbinding teacher, and book restorer (with a conservation lilt). Watch the episode on our YouTube channel or listen to it on major podcasting platforms.
We have something special for you! This time, we invited some of our previous guests to discuss what was happening to them and their projects since the last time we had a chance to talk: Rita Udina, Mark Cockram, and Ingeir Djuvik
143-Year-Old First Edition of the Evening Telegraph Restored Using Modern Paper Conservation Techniques
The Evening Telegraph was first published on March 1, 1877 – over 143 years ago. Emma Fraser is a bookbinder and conservator who is professionally accredited by the Institute of Conservation, and she carried out a careful repair on this historic first edition newspaper.
I first met Brenda at the American Academy of Bookbinding in 2015. At that moment, she already had some 20 years of experience in bookbinding. If you add a strong background in graphic design, it's not hard to imagine that the result can be pretty impressive.
The Illuminator. Containing All the Parts of The Illuminators Magazine & Completing the Subject (1862)
Today we share this special issue of The Illuminators' Magazine from 1862. That's a beautiful and informative edition that includes 29 amazing plates (chromolithographs) showcasing different types of illumination.
The second part of the episode with Stepan Chizhov acting as a guest is dedicated to more technical aspects of how iBookBinding works. We talk some nerdy stuff about 3d-printing in general and about making money with 3d-printing.
Our book scanning cradle for smartphones and DSLR cameras was just updated to the Mark V version. Besides some minor changes, the most important thing is that the whole structure is almost perfectly stable now!
Our guest is Mark Cockram, a book artist, teacher, and bookbinder from London, UK. Mark is the owner of the Studio 5 Book Arts. We talk about his early career, teaching, and experiments with structures and materials.
Our seventh guest is Sophia Siobhan Wolohan Bogle, a bookbinder and book restorer from Ashland, Oregon. With her project Save Your Books, Sophia is also spending a lot of time educating people about book repair and restoration!
Our podcast's guest is Rita Udina, a book and paper conservator from Barcelona, Spain. Rita shows her fantastic studio, we talk about her projects, and answer questions that were sent by our followers!
The second part of this episode is mostly dedicated to the Q&A. However, we dedicate some time to discussing leisure, work-life balance, and keeping up-to-date with current restoration and conservation trends.
iBB Podcast #3.1 – Eliane Gomes / Nautilus Boekbinderij. What Is Book Restoration? 3×4-Meter Studio Tour
Our podcast's guest is Eliane Gomes, a Brazilian/Dutch book restorer and bookbinder, owner of the Nautilus Boekbinderij in Haarlem, Netherlands. I already had several collaborations with her and posted a studio tour on iBookBinding.com.