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A DEGREE OF MASTERY - A journey through book arts apprenticeship


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ISBN 10: 0140291938 / ISBN 13: 9780140291933
Verlag: Penguin Books, Middlesex, 2000
Gebraucht Zustand: Good copy Softcover
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Set in Fournier. Illustrations by Cheryl Jacobsen. Contents: 1). Beginnings and endings. 2). Tools. 3). Initiation. 4). In the public eye. 5). Masterpiece. XII + 210 pag. Size: 19,5cmx13cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 023649

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Titel: A DEGREE OF MASTERY - A journey through book...

Verlag: Penguin Books, Middlesex

Erscheinungsdatum: 2000

Einband: Softcover

Zustand: Good copy

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Cover illustrated

Auflage: First published in Penguin.

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In this extraordinary memoir, certain to captivate anyone who's ever appreciated the feel of a good book, Annie Tremmel Wilcox deftly explores the artistry, traditions, and precise techniques of book making and restoration. Using excerpts from her diaries, newspaper articles, exhibit notices, and correspondence, Wilcox passionately recounts her experiences learning the art of making and preserving books as the first female apprentice to the renowned book binder and conservator William Anthony. At once rendering a gorgeous, moving scrapbook of her tutelage under this consummate craftsman, and expertly demystifing the fascinating technical processes of this centuries-old art form, A Degree of Mastery is a singular achievement certain to enchant book lovers and crafts- people alike.

"Wilcox describes the restoration processes . . . with such detail that one is left with the impression that he or she is actually learning the craft rather than merely reading about another's experience."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"True bibliophiles will find it hard to suppress a frisson of excitement as Wilcox recounts the techniques she and her colleagues used to bring crumbling manuscripts . . . back to life."--Publishers Weekly

About the Author:

Annie Tremmel Wilcox earned her Ph.D. in English at the University of Iowa in 1994. She has taught writing for more than fifteen years and also works privately as a rare- book and paper conservator and teacher of book arts.

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FESTINA LENTE italiAntiquariaat started in 1993. We are specialized in all books and printed matters concerning Italy, but we also offer general books. We are selling by means of bookmarkets, fairs, Italy-manifestations and internet.

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