Sunday, 19 March 2017
The Art of Making a Book
I worked on many books over the years, but it was a much faster process than this. You can watch each step of the process as it would have been done before the turn of the 20th century — from the setting of the type, to the application of ink, to the impression onto paper, to the folding, cutting, hammering, sewing, binding, clamping, and trimming. And the way it’s done here is still faster than it would have been when scribes who would have written out each page by hand.