The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft

Author: Dard Hunter

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486236196

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 611

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The classic work on papermaking, this book traces the craft's history from its invention in China to its introductions in Europe and America. The foremost authority on the subject covers tools and materials; hand moulds; pressing, drying, and sizing; hand- and machine-made paper; watermarking; and more. Over 320 illustrations.Reprint of the second, revised, and enlarged 1947 edition.
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An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention

Author: Alexander Monro

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030796230X

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 6641

A sweeping, richly detailed history that tells the fascinating story of how paper—the simple Chinese invention of two thousand years ago—wrapped itself around our world, humankind’s most momentous ideas imprinted on its surface. The emergence of paper in the imperial court of Han China brought about a revolution in the transmission of knowledge and ideas, allowing religions, philosophies and propaganda to spread with ever greater ease. The first writing surface sufficiently cheap, portable and printable for books, pamphlets and journals to be mass-produced and distributed widely, paper opened the way for an unprecedented, ongoing dialogue between individuals and between communities across continents, oceans and time. The Paper Trail explores how the new substance was used to solidify social and political systems that influenced China even into our own time. We see how paper made possible the spread of the then new religions of Buddhism and Manichaeism into Japan, Korea and Vietnam . . . how it enabled theologians, scientists and artists to build the vast and signally intellectual empire of the Abbasid Caliphate and embed the Koran in popular culture . . . how paper was carried along the Silk Road by merchants and missionaries, finally reaching Europe in the late thirteenth century . . . and how, once established in Europe, along with the printing press, paper played an essential role in the three great foundations of Western modernity: the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution. Here is a dramatic, comprehensively researched, vividly written story populated by holy men and scholars, warriors and poets, rulers and ordinary men and women—an essential story brilliantly told in this luminous work of history. From the Hardcover edition.
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Traditions, Tools, Techniques

Author: Timothy Barrett

Publisher: Floating World Edithions

ISBN: 9781891640261

Category: Art

Page: 317

View: 5579

This book sheds light on every facet of this time-honored craft and offers complete instruction s on how to duplicate its exquisite results in the West.
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Author: Josep Asunción

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579904562

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 4359

The entire creative process unfolds, from the fibers to use to beautiful things to make. All the technical aspects are explained in detail, with special attention to fashioning a sheet of paper, step by step. Put all this knowledge to use on ten magnificent projects, including a Palm Paper Album, a Rustic Notebook with Textured Paper, an Accordion Book, and more.
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A Short Encyclopedia

Author: R. J. Gettens,G. L. Stout

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142426

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 3517

Thorough, exhaustive coverage of materials, media, tools of painting through ages; based on historical and laboratory studies. A standard reference for painters, students, curators, and conservators. 34 illustrations.
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A Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Inkjet

Author: Bamber Gascoigne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500284803

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 4151

Arranged in self-contained sections the book simplifies accurate identification of any printed image. Included are manual methods, and also the mechanical processes that constitute the vast majority of printed images. Essential aspects of printing history and the printmaking craft are covered and examples are given of the identifying features that help to reveal the type of print.
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The History and Impact of Paper in the Islamic World

Author: Jonathan M. Bloom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300089554

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 1610

This engaging book presents a new chapter in paper's history: how its use in Islamic lands during the Middle Ages influenced almost every aspect of medieval life. The text and illustrations (of papermaking techniques and the many uses to which paper was put) give new luster and importance to a now-humble material. 100+ illustrations.
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Author: Alexander Nesbitt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486402819

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 7917

This comprehensive, well-illustrated volume ranges from the earliest pictographs and hieroglyphics to the work of 20th-century designers. Subjects include early writing forms; Roman lettering; runes and medieval hands; the Carolingian minuscule and derivative types; humanistic writing and derivative fonts; and much more. 89 complete alphabets and more than 165 additional specimens.
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The Age of Paper

Author: Lothar Müller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745681832

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 3808

Paper is older than the printing press, and even in its unprinted state it was the great network medium behind the emergence of modern civilization. In the shape of bills, banknotes and accounting books it was indispensible to the economy. As forms and files it was essential to bureaucracy. As letters it became the setting for the invention of the modern soul, and as newsprint it became a stage for politics. In this brilliant new book Lothar Müller describes how paper made its way from China through the Arab world to Europe, where it permeated everyday life in a variety of formats from the thirteenth century onwards, and how the paper technology revolution of the nineteenth century paved the way for the creation of the modern daily press. His key witnesses are the works of Rabelais and Grimmelshausen, Balzac and Herman Melville, James Joyce and Paul Valéry. Müller writes not only about books, however: he also writes about pamphlets, playing cards, papercutting and legal pads. We think we understand the ?Gutenberg era?, but we can understand it better when we explore the world that underpinned it: the paper age. Today, with the proliferation of digital devices, paper may seem to be a residue of the past, but Müller shows that the humble technology of paper is in many ways the most fundamental medium of the modern world.
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Author: Frederick Wong

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486407111

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 353

Noted expert presents calligraphy as a rich, complex discipline combining lettering and design. Analysis of wide variety of lettering styles, setting up a studio, more. 160 black-and-white illustrations. 8 color plates.
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Author: Barbara Appelbaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136415025

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 472

View: 449

Conservation Treatment Methodology presents a systematic approach to decision-making for conservation treatments. The methodology is applicable to all cultural property, independent of object type or material, and its use will enable conservators to be more confident in their treatment decisions. Conservation Treatment Methodology is illustrated with numerous examples that emphasize the equal importance of the physical and cultural aspects of objects for decision-making. The book also explains how the history of an object and the meaning that it holds for its owner or custodian contribute to determining its treatment. Conservation Treatment Methodology is an essential text for conservators, historic preservation specialists, and restorers, as well as students. Since it is not a technical manual about how to carry out treatments, the book will also be of value to art historians and museum personnel who work with conservators. "This book is unique in its overarching, multidisciplinary approach. The writing is not only clear, but entertaining and engaging." Dan Kushel, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Art Conservation Department, Buffalo New York) State College Barbara Appelbaum is one of the premier objects conservators in the United States and the author of Guide to Environmental Protection of Collections. Practicing in New York, Appelbaum was trained at New York University and began her career at The Brooklyn Museum. The author treats a wide range of object types. Projects of note have included George Washington’s leather portfolio, a Marcel Duchamp urinal, and a Marilyn Monroe dress.
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A Study of the Manufacture, Selection and Use of His Drawing Papers 1787-1920

Author: Tate Gallery,Peter Bower

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781854370495

Category: Papermaking

Page: 136

View: 5995

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The Everything of Its Two-thousand-year History

Author: Nicholas A. Basbanes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307279642

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 430

View: 4169

Presents a history of paper that traces its invention in China 1,800 years ago through its myriad applications in business, trade, and culture to illuminate paper's crucial role in political scandals, laws, and significant events.
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Author: Ian Sansom

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007481071

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 2596

A witty, personal and entertaining reflection on the history and meaning of paper during the (passing) era of its universal importance.
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Author: J.A. Szirmai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351894730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 8735

In the past, studies of the history of bookbinding were mainly concerned with the exterior decoration. This book focuses attention primarily on the physical aspects of the binding and its construction principles. It is an expanded version of a series of lectures delivered by the author while Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam in 1987, supplemented with the results of ten years of intensive research in major libraries on the Continent, the United Kingdom and the USA. It surveys the evolution of binding structures from the introduction of the codex two thousand years ago to the close of the Middle Ages. Part I reviews the scanty physical evidence from the Mediterranean heritage, the early Coptic, Islamic and Ethiopian binding structures and their interrelation with those of the Byzantine realm. Part II is devoted to a detailed analysis of Western binding techniques, distinguishing the carolingian, romanesque and gothic wooden-board bindings as the main typological entities; their structure and function is compared with those of contemporary limp bindings. The book is illustrated with over 200 drawings and photographs and contains a comprehensive bibliography.
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A Step-by-step Manual

Author: Eleanor Winters

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486409511

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 597

Practical guide teaches elegant 18th-century writing style. Each letterform demonstrated stroke by stroke with clear explanation. Write quotations, poems, invitations, more. Numerous black-and-white illus. Bibliography.
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The Basics and Beyond

Author: Eleanor Winters

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486275132

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 6033

This guide for novices with some experience offers the chance to advance to the next level. Detailing two of the most popular styles of calligraphy, this text features well-illustrated, step-by-step instructions by an expert calligrapher, from the basics to tips on texture and color.
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A Manual and Model Book of the Pointed Pen Method

Author: Gordon Turner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486255123

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 4650

A complete manual on the technique of writing with the pointed pen in roundhand, which is the American version of copperplate. You'll find detailed step-by-step instructions for executing the straight stroke and many other components.
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