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Pamela Train Leutz. The Thread that Binds: Interviews with Private Practice Bookbinders.

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Author(s): Peachey, Jeffrey S.

Journal: The Bonefolder : an e-Journal for the Bookbinder and Book Artist
ISSN 1555-6565

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Pamela Leutz | The Thread that Binds | oral history | bookbinding | artist's books

ABSTRACT
A review of Pamela Train Leutz's "The Thread that Binds: Interviews with Private Practice Bookbinders," published by Oak Knoll Press, 2010. In a field as small as bookbinding, a book reviewer occupies a precarious position, since they often have personal knowledge of, if not direct relations with, the author. At the very least, the reviewer and author are usually connected by a friend, or friend of a friend. So reviewing a book that includes interviews with 21 leading bookbinders currently working in the field places this author in a position beyond precarious – an ideal chance to anger friends, alienate acquaintances and antagonize colleagues. The book even featured a long, highly complementary blurb from the publisher of The Bonefolder...

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