Returning to the Well for a Moment

This seems to be my month for reposting things from BoingBoing about books. :) David Pescovitz shared this beautiful video today, and I just couldn’t resist.

What I love about this is how well it presents the careful detail-work that’s so important to the process of printing and binding by hand. While it is (to some degree) still a mechanical process quite different from assembling and writing a text entirely by hand, it is still a complex bit of aesthetic work rather than a merely mechanical one (a distinction that needs working out…).


About L. M. Bernhardt

For a good long while (15 years or so), I taught philosophy at a little private university in northwest IA, and occasionally branched out into playing music, dabbling in photography, experimenting with food, and writing nonsense on my blog. The philosophy teaching part ended in 2017 (program elimination via prioritization), but never fear! I've just finished my MLIS at San Jose State University, and I'm currently on the market looking for new adventures in either philosophy or LIS. For now, I labor at a fairly interesting administrative job in order to support my dogs in the lavish manner to which they've become accustomed.
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