This time on iBookBinding's Podcast, we discuss the material and structural history of bookbinding. Our guest is Emily K. Bell, a book conservator. This is the first part of the three we recorded a while ago. Some of the things have changed in the lives of our guest and of the hosts of the podcast. But the historical/bookish part definitely remains actual.
We've discussed the collection on our live stream before, but this time we decided to have a professional comment on what is exhibited there. There are several amazing professionals working with the printing equipment in the Museum of Industry, and Armina Ghazaryan is one of them.
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.
In this newscast, we are discussing a couple of medieval books and finds, a digitized astronomical manuscript from Uzbekistan, and a 20,000-book library, that you can buy with a mansion attached 🙂
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!
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!
During our second stream, we plan to discuss some medieval Russian manuscripts from collections of Novgorod museums and talk about some bookish news.
We are trying a new format. During this stream, we plan to talk about Pavel's recent visit to an exhibition Siena in the early Renaissance' that has opened a few days ago in Moscow. We will also discuss some iBookBinding news and probably answer some questions.
Deep inside the archives of the National Library in Prague’s Klementium, a 13th-century document has been discovered that’s exciting attention from musicologists. It contains fragments of six musical compositions for two voices and was bound inside a later manuscript.
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.
Peter has been making books since the 1970s. He's a bookbinding teacher and owner of a bookbinding shop not far from Boston, Massachusetts. Meet Peter Geraty, head of Praxis Bindery and Director of Integrated Studies at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, Colorado.
During this Bookish Talk, we discuss the Basler Papiermühle -- a late medieval papermill turned paper, printing, and bookbinding museum. Stepan visited this museum a couple of years ago. Still, it should give a good sense of what it looks and feels like.
One of the oldest surviving hand-lettered gospels, the Eikosiphoinissa Manuscript 220, is being returned to the Greek monastery it was pilfered from during the first World War. The manuscript was looted in 1917 by Bulgarian soldiers.