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THE LEATHER BOUND BOOK DVD BOOKBINDING WITH PETER GOODWIN
In this DVD master bookbinder Peter Goodwin demonstrates in detail how he achieves this full leather traditional binding, easily, with little fuss. He makes it look easy and in fact it is easy.
Peter Goodwin bound books for over 64 years and was one of the last fully apprenticed journeyman bookbinders practicing his craft. Thanks to 'perfect binding' and the Brittle Book Syndrome traditional bookbinders are no longer needed. The craft slowly died and sadly Peter Goodwin too at the age of 84. This series of DVDs have left to posterity the way he practiced his craft thanks to Janette Miller/Heffernan who was able to film him binding a full bound leather book from start to gold finishing. It is only now that he is dead that one appreciates the brilliance of these bookbinding masters.
Added to this is Peter's way with words. The perfect presenter. He loved his job and he did it well.
The fully bound beautifully decorated leather book is a joy to behold and a joy from which to read. Now the only way one can own one of these attractive and costly books is to do it yourself. Peter Goodwin worked for The Auckland Cities Libraries which holds The First Four Folios of Shakespeare, some of the most precious books in the world. Peter knew about books and how to repair and restore them. He was never beaten by a book.
Peter Goodwin DVD's will show us how he does it so in the years to come the craft of bookbinding will not be lost.
Filmed by TV producer Janette Miller in the bindery.
Other DVD's in this series include:
Restoring the 1819 Atlas - the half bound leather book
The Account Book - making a springback ledger
Repairing the 'Humble" Paperback - how to do this at home.
Restoring the Family Bible.
These are available through CustomFlix video shop.
A fully licensed institutional DVD can also be purchased from CustomFlix for use in public libraries & schools.
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A PAL version is available CustomFlix ID 234921
INDIVIDUAL USE: RIGHTS AND RESTRICTIONS This purchase is for individual home use only and does not include any public-performance rights of either a paying or non-paying nature.
THE FULL BOUND LEATHER BOOK is protected by United States copyright law. Duplication, reproduction, alteration, television broadcast or cablecast, internet webcasting/filesharing, loaning for a fee, leasing, sublicensing to others or use for public exhibition or commercial purposes (i.e. charging admission) is strictly prohibited without written permission from JAN MILA LTD.
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