Author Topic: '20th Century British Glass' by Charles Hajdamach  (Read 3984 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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Re: '20th Century British Glass' by Charles Hajdamach
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 02:46:41 PM »
I picked up (as in held) a copy when I was in the V. & A. last week.    Not that I would buy a copy from there - too pricey by half, but was staggered at the heft and weight of the book.    This is going to be serious wrist/arm ache reading as Bernard said, although don't think I will chance dropping it in the bath.   As an amateur bookbinder of some years standing, my opinion is that the book is too large/heavy as a single volume, although I appreciate we all want the maximum information as soon as possible, and we don't like to wait.   I would far rather have had two volumes  -  whether breaking the century in two equal halves or whatever is unimportant  -  but almost anything to lessen the strain on the spine (of the book, not the reader, although on reflection it might be the other way round), and locating a reference in smaller books is always a lot easier.   All a case of economics in the world of printing and modern publishing I guess.    Suppose I could always re-bind the book in two parts - when I have the time (when I'm not collecting glass that is) ;)     I still don't actually have the book, might have to wait for it as a Christmas present.


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Re: '20th Century British Glass' by Charles Hajdamach
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 07:11:10 AM »
Charles did tell me that they were considering a 2-volume set in a slip case, at some stage. Personally I agree that would have been a better approach.

Interesting to hear you do bookbinding. I may be in touch...
David
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