Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft

Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft

Dard Hunter


Just approximately each element of papermaking is roofed during this publication. Dard Hunter discusses the heritage of papermaking from its invention in China to its introductions in Europe and in the United States. He examines the improvement and makes use of of the various fabrics and instruments of papermaking: the different sorts of hand molds, corresponding to the "wove" mildew and the "laid" mildew of China; tools of maceration (beating the cloth); of dipping the molds or pouring the liquid pulp over the molds; and of urgent, drying, and sizing the paper. He additionally compares papermaking options, together with previous and new equipment of creating paper through hand and machine-made paper, and he discusses early and sleek watermarking types and processes.
Over 320 illustrations convey genuine pages from infrequent books and scrolls from each nook of the area, scenes of earlier and present-day papermaking, instruments, fabrics, and watermarks. A two-page map strains the 1,000-year trip of papermaking from China to Europe, and a chronology of paper and paper-related advancements spans over 4,500 years.
Dard Hunter (1883–1966) continues to be famous because the world's ultimate authority on paper and papermaking. this can be the vintage paintings on papermaking, used as a textual content and reference in study rooms, museums and libraries. booklet fans, papermakers, artists, etchers, engravers, printers, bookbinders, and staff in watermarking will locate this quantity either attention-grabbing and informative.

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