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Skin Deep

From: David M. Lanning <david>
Date: Friday, March 9, 2001
Towards the end of last year we were informed that Guildford College
will no longer be running Bookbinding courses from its Stoke Park
Campus in Guildford, Surrey.  With this announcement came the news
that the bookbinding courses at Roehampton in South London, have
also been earmarked for closure.  Whilst colleges are managed by
accountants as opposed to educators, it is unlikely that we will see
a reversal in this situation. Over the last few years, the number of
young bookbinders leaving college with a qualification, either an
H.N.D. or B.A., has drastically declined and with the ever
diminishing number of colleges where craft bookbinding is taught, I
often wonder what the future holds for the Craft.  Where are the
Bookbinders of the future going to come from?

Mike Brunwin, a Course Leader at the London College of Printing
(one of the last remaining colleges to offer a full-time education
in Craft Bookbinding) has written an article for this edition  of
'Skin  Deep'. The article relates the history of the college and
informs us of the excellent study opportunities available there

Also in this issue, Nolan Watts, writer, publisher and bookbinder,
enlightens us with the story of Lithographic Printing.  The article
covers the history of Lithographic Printing and the methods still
used today to practise this old craft.

Our very own Roger Barlee writes about Aluminium Tannages--from
whence they came and how remarkably little the processes have

Skin Deep can be found at <URL:> or
downloaded as a PDF file from

We hope that you enjoy reading this edition of Skin Deep

David M. Lanning
J. Hewit & Sons Ltd.
+44 20 8965 5377
Fax: +44 20 8453 0414

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