The Visible Book

The Visible Book

A Look inside at Book Construction, Historic to Modern

From the  2021 National Book Festival
Presented by the Library of Congress

Look inside the covers and learn how books are constructed. The Library of Congress’ Conservation Division shows you how to identify the influences of historic book structures in the modern bindings of today. From papyrus to parchment to paper, from Gutenberg’s Bible to the pulp paperback, the LOC explains – with models and examples from the Library’s collections – how bookbinding has evolved through the centuries. They also highlight some recent projects completed by the Conservation Division (with video links for future viewing) and finish up with a live panel of experts.

View this informative video HERE.

Click here to see more videos from the 2021 National Book Festival.

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