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A Degree of Mastery: A Journey Through Book Arts Apprenticeship

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Synopsis:

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.

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ISBN:
9780140291933
Subtitle:
A Journey through Book Arts Apprenticeship
Author:
Wilcox, Annie Tremmel
Author:
Wilcox, Annie Tremmel
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Books
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Bookbinding
Subject:
Apprenticeship programs
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
no. 57
Publication Date:
20000701
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.74x5.12x.41 in. .35 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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