This time we return to Lori Sauer to discuss her project BINDING re:DEFINED and the importance of teaching and learning different bookbinding approaches and techniques. During this episode, Lori shows many unusual book structures
Archival Work, Book Repair and Restoration
Dozens of 2,000-year-old biblical scroll fragments have been excavated from a cave in the Judean Desert. It has been 60 years since the last discovery of this magnitude. Most of the scroll fragments are Greek translations of the books of Zechariah and Nahum from the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets.
Through the ages, humans have done their best to keep their correspondence sealed and private until it was read by the intended reader: and their eyes only.
This time we have two guests who work at the same conservation business - The Conservators, Ltd. in London. Ashleigh Brown works in paper and photograph conservation, while Angelina Bakalarou focuses more on paintings and paper conservation.
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.
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!