Things to consider when rebacking a cloth or leather binding: Honoring the Bookbinder

Karen Vidler

This talk focuses on some technical considerations when deciding to repair or reback a cloth or leather covered binding. This will include options for: board reattachment; spine treatments; and the selection and preparation of repair materials. These are options that will affect the final appearance and movement of the book. The final options chosen should be underpinned by honouring the intentions of the original bookbinder as much as client expectations.
Karen Vidler (PM, AICCM)

 

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