Communion Of Dreams

We are made by those we’ve known.
February 20, 2012, 6:37 pm
Filed under: Art, Book Conservation, NYT, Science, U of Iowa Ctr for the Book

I’ve mentioned book conservation a few times in the five years this blog has been up. It is, after all, my actual profession. And I’ve mentioned the University of Iowa Center for the Book (UICB), the program through which I got my professional training. And I’ve even mentioned Tim Barrett, a good friend and mentor at the UICB who was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (the so-called ‘genius award’) a couple of years ago.

Well, there’s a very nice profile of Tim in this past Friday’s New York Times: Can a Papermaker Help to Save Civilization?

It’s a good piece. And I was lucky to have learned much about paper and craftsmanship from Tim. Very lucky.

That reminds me – I owe him a copy of my book. When he gave me one of his, and signed it, I promised that someday I’d return the favor.

Jim Downey

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