Western Papermaking – Traditions, Tools, and Techniques


Timothy D. Barrett

Three-person team at the vat

Photo: Avi Michael, Play Right Productions

With the publication of this important and long-awaited book, Timothy Barrett, internationally known authority in hand papermaking and Director of the University of Iowa Center for the Book, offers the first comprehensive how-to text on traditional western hand papermaking since Dard Hunter’s renowned reference Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft. The book is aimed at a variety of audiences: artisans and craftspeople wishing to make paper or to manufacture papermaking tools and equipment, paper and book conservators seeking detailed information about paper production techniques, and other readers with a desire to understand the intricacies of the craft. Western Papermaking will be the companion volume to Barrett's Japanese Papermaking – Traditions, Tools and Techniques, which is still available.

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