Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft

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Dard Hunter
Courier Dover Publications, 1978 - Art - 611 pages
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The classic work on papermaking, this book traces the craft's history from its invention in China to its introductions in Europe and America. The foremost authority on the subject covers tools and materials; hand moulds; pressing, drying, and sizing; hand- and machine-made paper; watermarking; and more. Over 320 illustrations.Reprint of the second, revised, and enlarged 1947 edition.
  

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Dard Hunter’s Papermaking is the landmark text on the practice and history of turning wood pulp into a woven, writable surface. He traces the history of paper from its invention by the Chinese eunuch ... Read full review

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Dard Hunter was probably the world's foremost authority on paper and papermaking. This is the classic text, lavishly illustrated, by an ardent proponent of the craft of papermaking. The history, the methods, the beauty of papermaking. Read full review

Contents

BEFORE PAPER THE WRITING SUBSTANCES OF
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THE
48
THE PAPERLlAKERS LlOST ESSEN
77
EARLY PAPERLlAKlNG PROCESSES AND LlETHODS
170
PAPER A SACRED INlATERIAL THE USE OF PAPER
203
THE PAPER AND TrIE PAPERLIAKERS OF EUROPE
224
SIX AND A HALF CENTURIES
258
THE NINE IEENTHCEN
281
VOLUTIONIZES PAPRMAKING AND
374
PRESENTDAY PAPERMAKING BY HAND IN EUROPE
428
HANDMADE PAPERS vs MACrIINEMADE PAPERS
453
CHRONOLOCY oF PAPERMAKING PAPEn AND THE
463
BIBLIOGRAPHY
585
NoTEs
592
INDEX follows page
611
Copyright

THE PAPERLlAcIIINE AND rrs INVENTOn NICHOLAS
341

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