Degree of Mastery: A Journey Through Book Arts Apprenticeship

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New Rivers, Jun 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 210 pages
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A richly detailed memoir of an apprenticeship in bookbinding and book preservation. The careful description of the craft is interwoven with the telling of a special relationship -- mentor to student. William Anthony, the mentor in this book, was an internationally known book preservationist. The University of Iowa created its Center for the Book so that Anthony and others could teach the skills of bookbinding to students like Annie Tremmel Wilcox. Two-thirds of the way through her apprenticeship, Anthony died unexpectedly. This is a moving and intense story of Anthony's life and death, as well as a tribute to his art.

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I delayed finishing this gem of a book by every means I could conceive – picking it up only once a week, limiting each reading sessions to a few pages, savoring the passages just read so as not to ... Read full review

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A richly detailed memoir of an apprenticeship in bookbinding and book preservation. The careful description of the craft is interwoven with the telling of a special relationship -- mentor to student ... Read full review

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Wilcox earned her Ph.D. in English at the University of Iowa in 1994

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