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Bound in Technology: The ‘Books On Tape’ series by Woody Leslie March 14, 2014 – Posted in: book arts

Wondering what to do with all that obsolete technology that’s building up in your home? You know all those 45’s, floppy disks and old phones that enjoyed a short cultural shelf-life and now form an unwanted collection in a banished drawer. Woody Leslie figured it out – bind them! His Books on Tape series is as cool as it is clever. Enjoy. Leslie’s website: One Page Productions

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A book from Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House Library grows up April 18, 2012 – Posted in: Content

It is the largest, most famous and many believe the most beautiful dollhouse in the world. It was conceived as a gift for Queen Mary by her cousin Princess Marie Louise and built under the supervision of Edwin Lutyens, who at the time wore the crown as Britain’s most famous architect.  The library Aside from the toilets that flush, the working elevators and the six working automobiles that live in the garage the dollhouse features…

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At Yale University’s Library Recycling Is The Law April 26, 2010

A Page From: The Passion of Saint Alexander, Pope and Martyr, (Passio Sancti Alexandri martyris papae) circa 975-1075. Reused To Strengthen The Cover Of Flos testamnetorum By Rolandinus, de Passageriis, Published In Padua In 1482. (Images Courtesy Of The Lillian Goldman Law Library Rare Book Collection, Yale University.) The last weekend of April 2010 saw celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Citizens of the world were urged to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” to help…

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How to Make a Book (1947) February 22, 2010

In 1947, Encyclopedia Britannica produced an educational film on mass market book making. Odds are, you’ve never seen this documentary, which begins with an author and his book and takes the viewer through each step of the manuscript’s journey from typewriter to printer to binder, a Metropolis of production line machinery, repetitive motion, and human cogs in a process that belies the human thought and act that brought the original text into the world.

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