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28 de dezembro de 2016.
A comunidade de encadernadores não é pequena, porém, quando há oportunidade de compartilhar seus segredos na internet, alguns encadernadores preferem não participar. Por sorte, há ainda muitos blogs que permitem que tanto os iniciantes quando experientes encadernadores aprendam sozinho.
A lista abaixo contém o "top 30" de quase 100 blogues relacionados à encadernação, história do livro, livros de artista e conservação de livros. Alguns blogs abrangem também outras temáticas. Alguns sites não são exatamente um blog, porém, eles possuem posts regulares que permitem que os incluamos nesta lista.
Por razões óbias, o iBookBinding.com não está incluído.
Infelizmente, alguns sites realmente bons estiveram desatualizados por mais de um ano. Para ser incluído na lista, o site precisa ter tudo pelo menos uma atualizado no ano de 2016. Espero que alguns desses sejam atualizados no ano que vem.
Os blogs foram avaliados com base no índice composto, que responde pela classificação Alexa, Autoridade de Página SeoMoz, e número de assinantes das respectivas contas do Facebook, YouTube, Twitter e Instagram.
1. Preservation Underground
There are several blogs on the list, which are owned by large institutions like universities or libraries. That made it harder to create a rating, not spoiled by the influence of these mother organization’s web sites. However, both Preservation Underground operated by members of the Duke University Libraries Preservation & Conservation Departments and Medieval Manuscripts Blog of the British Library have earned their places on the top of the list.
By the way, one of the authors of the blog is none other than Henry Hebert, bookbinder and book conservator, whose blog Work of the Hand is one of the pitiful losses of the past year.
2. Medieval Manuscripts Blog
You will find almost no information on bookbinding techniques here. However, even just seeing all these old codices may inspire a bookbinder to do something new and beautiful.
3. The Center for Book Arts
News about new workshops and exhibitions at the Center for Book Arts (New York, USA) and other things.
Unfortunately, blog wasn’t updated since August 2016.
4. Conservators Converse
Publications, news, job postings and other updates in the blog supported by the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
5. Echoes from the Vault
A blog from the Special Collections of the University of St Andrews.
6. Blue Roof Designs
Blue Roof Designs is a bookbinding enterprise of Elissa Campbell. And it has a blog. No tutorials, just some day to day stuff.
Blog about medieval manuscripts by a Leiden University medieval paleography and codicology professor Erik Kwakkel.
8. Associação Brasileira de Encadernação e Restauro
Once again, not really a blog, but a news feed of the Brazilian Association of Bookbinding and Restoration. Worth following even if you do not know Portuguese — they post some nice photos and automatic translation works better with every passing year.
9. Canteiro de alfaces
More of a storefront of a bookbindery than a blog. However, you can find some nice photos and occasional educational materials there.
10. Jeff Peachey
Personal blog of a bookbinder and book conservator, who is especially famous for his wonderful bookbinding knives (and other tools).
11. Ladies of Letterpress
Blog platform of the Ladies of Letterpress international trade organization. Posts by multiple authors.
12. Becca Making Faces
Lots of wonderful Japanese binding patterns and other things. Hope the blog would become regularly update once again in the next year.
13. Flash of the Hand
Beautiful blog kept by a bookbinder from Boston — Erin Fletcher. Erin is a graduate of the North Bennet Street School and the owner of the Herringbone Bindery.
14. Books and Vines
Musings on classic literature, collectable books, fine wines and a sundry other things that make life interesting.
15. elbel libro
Professional web site of the binder of Ben Elbel and Kieke Schaaper (Netherlands). There is no blog here, however, sometimes they post some really insightful articles.
16. American Bookbinders Museum
Regularly updated with book history and book craft posts blog of the American Bookbinders Museum (San Francisco, USA).
17. han-made bookbinding
Blog of a self-employed bookbinder from West London.
18. Preservation at the National Archives
Another blog of an official institution. You will find mostly posts about paper restoration here.
19. Parks Library Preservation
Not only book and paper objects restoration, but also some other strange things.
20. Art Print Residence
Blog of the Art Print Residence (Arenys de Munt, Barcelona, Spain) — prints and stuff.
- Dimitri’s Bookbinding corner — https://koutsipetsidis.wordpress.com/
- Rita Udina. Paper & Book conservation and restoration — http://ritaudina.com/
- The Guild of Book Workers — https://guildofbookworkers.org/blog
- Notabilia — https://blogs.princeton.edu/notabilia/
- Sexy Codicology — http://sexycodicology.net/blog/
- Provenance Online Project — https://provenanceonlineproject.wordpress.com
- Alcuin Society — http://alcuinsociety.com/blog/
- Jack & Taff Fitterer — http://www.fittererbookbinding.com/blog/
- Preservation Beat — http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/preservation
- West Dean College School of Conservation Blog — https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/school-of-conservation/blog
If you agree or disagree with the list, just post a comment below.
There are some other blogs worth following that didn’t make it to the top-30. Maybe it would be reasonable to make a follow up post listing them and some other blogs, that are really nice, but not updated for some time.
Top photo by Juan Antonio F. Segal, CC BY