Plainly Spoken – Barbara Korbel

Barbara Korbel

Barbara Korbel

Quarter alum-tawed leather, sewn on five raised cords, sides covered in a selection of materials historically used on books: vellum, papyrus, wood, leather, linen, bookcloth, and paper, boards decorated with various sewing supports, front panel shows first lines of the text printed on paper and covered with transparent vellum, blind-stamped title.

Barbara Korbel works as the Collections and Exhibitions Conservator at the Newberry in Chicago. She has been making historical models for 15 years as a way of understanding the evolution of the craft. She teaches workshops across the country.

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