by E. J. Goodspeed
Goodspeed & Co., 1871
Conservation Treatment by Eric Alstrom
Dimensions: 8 3/4″ x 6″ x 1 1/2″
Description: A conservation treatment carried out in the spirit of the Tomorrow’s Past movement. Textblock mended as needed. New spine created with acrylic paints on solid-dyed moriki. Variation of the simplified binding used to recase the book (i.e. spine attached to hollow and boards attached separately). See the treatment report for full details.
Artist’s Statement: Being both a design binder/book artist and conservator, I don’t have much chance to combine these two areas (besides skill sets). This approach lets me use my creative side while still adhering to the principals of the conservation code of ethics. While it will not be for most books I treat, it is another approach to use when something more than a strict historic reproduction is called for.