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Forthcoming Title – Expected 2018
European Hand 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.
Loft drying paper on ropes
Drying paper prior to flattening steps
500 sheets of "Chancery" 12.5 by 18 in
University of Iowa Center for the Book