The Aesthetics of Book Conservation


Gary L. Frost, University of Iowa

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Bookbinding, book conservation, preservation, conservation, Gary Frost, Brodsky Series




Archival Science | Art and Materials Conservation | Art Practice | Book and Paper | Library and Information Science


The 2006 lecture Brodsky Series held is November 3-5 was honored to host Gary Frost, one of the leaders in field of library conservation. During his visit Gary presented the annual Brodsky Lecture on the Aesthetics of Book Conservation in which he explored the subtle art and the quiet passions of book conservators as these work to craft appropriate and sympathetic conservation treatments. The lecture was followed by a two-day workshop co-hosted by Gary and Joyce Miller who together operate Iowa Book Works, a firm specializing in kits of historic structures and teaching workshops throughout the country.

Gary Frost is an educator in book art and book conservation. He has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia University in New York and the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently the Conservator for the Libraries at the University of Iowa, and has been awarded the 2006 Banks/Harris Preservation Award by the ALCTS Division of the American Library Association. For more see his website Future of the Book.com, which also features many of his writings on the history of the book, reading, library preservation, and host of other issues.

Together with his partner Joyce Miller, Gary also operates Iowa Book Works a firm specializing in kits of historic structures and teaching workshops throughout the country.

See more on the Brodsky Series Page at http://library.syr.edu/about/departments/preservation/activities/series/Frost_Gary.php

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