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Suave Mechanicals

Essays on the History of Bookbinding

 

Julia Miller, editor

 

In 2013, The Legacy Press published the first volume of a new series, Suave Mechanicals. This project came about after many discussions between the publisher and Julia Miller about the need for a journal-style publication that would not only feature published scholars, but also provide a forum for scholars who have not been published, perhaps because the essay topic was considered too esoteric, or too long or too short, or required the reproduction of many images, especially ones in color, and/or the authors have been intimidated by the  publication process.

Because of her expertise in the history of bookbinding, her knowledge about who is doing what research in the field, her commitment to the dissemination of information, and especially her (and the publisher's) desire to support heretofore unpublished scholars, Julia was the ideal choice of editor for Suave Mechanicals. (The wonderful title is hers and bears the same name as the exhibit she guest curated for the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan in 2003.) Vol. 2 was published in 2015,Vol. 3 in 2016, Vol. 4 will be available soon, and Vols. 5 and 6 are in progress.

 

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Suave Mechanicals

Essays on the History of Bookbinding

 

Julia Miller, editor

 

juvam@comcast.net

 

The critical success of Suave Mechanicals prompted the publisher to think about similar series for The Legacy Press's two other foci: printing and paper. To that end, two new series have been launched. If you are interested in having an essay published, please contact the editors.

 

Historia Typographica

Essays on the Art of Printing and Beyond

 

Pablo Alvarez, editor

 

historiatypographica@gmail.com

 

 

Papermaker 's Tears

Essays on the Art and Craft of Paper

 

Tatiana Ginsberg, editor

 

tsginsberg@gmail.com