Bookbinding 2000 drew an international audience of binders and bibliophiles to commemorate the lifework of Bernard C. Middleton, whose collection of books on bookbinding is now held at RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection. These videos, along with their companion publication, Bookbinding 2000 Proceedings, present the lectures and demonstrations delivered at the conference, and offer insight into the diverse and stimulating work taking place in bookbinding studies.
James Brockman's demonstration will explore the historical evidence that book spines naturally adopt a concave shape. There will be a detailed demonstration and explanation of the structure and an examination of the function of the concave spine.
110 minutes, DVD NTSC format, playable in any region
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