Book reviews

Book reviews 307 Book reviews E. G. LOEBER, Paper mould and mouldmaker. Amsterdam, Paper Publications Society (Labarre Foundation), 1982, 31,5 x 23,5 cm, xviii + 86 pp., 125 Pl. with over 250 illus., f 145.-. Obtainable from: Amsterdam University Library, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam Other people's obsessions are always interesting - but they don't always make in- teresting or useful books. Edo Loeber's work is one of those rare exceptions. It is certain that no-one knows more than he about the way in which the hand paper- makers' mould is used around the world and as well as writing with the sure- footedness that comes with a sound knowledge, he writes with both fluidity and clarity. These last points are a great tribute both to Mr Loeber's command of English and to his (Dutch) editor. Because so much of the book is compiled from in- terviews with ageing craftsmen in this dwindling industry, and from an examina- tion of mills and mould-makers which now no longer exist, it is unlikely that any comparable work will ever again be published. The reason for so little having been committed to paper until now may well be because, despite the seven years http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quaerendo Brill

Book reviews

Quaerendo, Volume 14 (4): 307 – Jan 1, 1984

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Brill
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© 1984 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0014-9527
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1570-0690
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10.1163/157006984X00172
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307 Book reviews E. G. LOEBER, Paper mould and mouldmaker. Amsterdam, Paper Publications Society (Labarre Foundation), 1982, 31,5 x 23,5 cm, xviii + 86 pp., 125 Pl. with over 250 illus., f 145.-. Obtainable from: Amsterdam University Library, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam Other people's obsessions are always interesting - but they don't always make in- teresting or useful books. Edo Loeber's work is one of those rare exceptions. It is certain that no-one knows more than he about the way in which the hand paper- makers' mould is used around the world and as well as writing with the sure- footedness that comes with a sound knowledge, he writes with both fluidity and clarity. These last points are a great tribute both to Mr Loeber's command of English and to his (Dutch) editor. Because so much of the book is compiled from in- terviews with ageing craftsmen in this dwindling industry, and from an examina- tion of mills and mould-makers which now no longer exist, it is unlikely that any comparable work will ever again be published. The reason for so little having been committed to paper until now may well be because, despite the seven years

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