the Practical Guide to Marbling Paper Author:Anne Chambers For more than a century no complete guide to the ancient and fascinationg craft of marbling paper has been published. Anee Chambers ably fills the need for an up-to-date and comprehensive manual, one that will prove invaluable to professional and amateur alike. — The Main part of the text deals with the technique of marbling paper in the classic... more » tradition, using ox-gall and water colors on a size of carragheen moss. Beginners can learn their skills with easily improvised equipment and readily available materials, and then progress to the more elaborate processes involved in making papers by the same methods that were employed hundreds of years ago.
The Princpal antique patterns of marbled papers are reproduced in color with Anne Chambers's step-by-step directons on how they are created. Arthur Johnson, author of The Thames and Hudson Manual of Bookbinding and The Practical Guide to Craft Bookbinding, provides the line drawings that accompany the text.
Bernhard C. Middleton, FSA, the distiguished book restorer and authority on marbling, contributes an absorbing historical introduction. His scholarship combined with the author's expertise has resulted in an attractive and instructive handbook that is certain to remain the standard work on the subject for many years to come.« less