Thursday, May 9, 2013

Book Review: Suave Mechanicals,
Volume 1: Essays on the History of Bookbinding

Julia Miller (Editor), Sauve Mechanicals Volume 1: Essays on the History of Bookbinding, Ann Arbor, Michigan: Legacy Press, 2013 ISBN: 978-09797977453, 538 pages, with DVD, $85.00

Reviewed by Deborah Howe

Picking up the volume of Suave Mechanicals is serious business. Not only is it robust and heavy in physical weight, a well-rounded three and a half pounds, but it contains nine densely academic book history essays which take the reader into a detailed appreciation of what books can tell us when we pay attention and listen.

Being a practitioner and not a scholar, I was a bit intimidated to agree to write this review (I thank Peter Verheyen for that), but none the less I am challenged and invigorated by the direction which this volume presents in creating new pathways and foundational research into our field of book history...

Read the full review at  Bonefolders Extra.

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