I find it somewhat of a mystery that all these old authors are not digitalized, or somehow made more accessable. The famous plates from Deridiot's encyclopaedia grace almost every marbling book, but nothing is said about the article that they accompanied
However, there is also a need for a compilation of new material. To my knowledge no substantial volume on marbling has been written in the past decade or so. Therefore, I shall take this opportunity To propose a sort of crowd sourced manual, perhaps in the manner of a wiki, with articles on the various aspects of the craft. Rather than being written by an individual, the involvement of many of the artisians, would allow it to cover a series of topics that past manuals could not even possibly dream of -
--- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "theryart" <thery999@...> wrote:
> You are so right! I don't know why someone hasn't come forth and proposed to "translate" a printed book on marbling to an e-book. Thank you for this idea.
> I enjoy belonging to this group and hearing of everyone's exploits. It's my small link to the act of marbling. I love marbling and used to do it whenever I could but lately I have other issues to deal with. However I do have the time to devote to such an enterprise and what I consider a worthy cause.
> I plan to do the research to see what the legal aspects are to turn a already printed book and also those that are out of print into an e-book. But I do also like the idea of making a source of compilation of noted authors into one volume. To this end I would appreciate your thoughts (and anyone else)as to what you like to see covered in such a book.
> Are you primarily interested in what is available, information-wise, or newer suggestions, information and personal results?
> If any one has doubts about my good intentions, I would not use anyone's information without permission, and I am willing to share any monetary gains.This is not primarily to be a money making adventure (though that would be nice) but it is my selfish desire to compile and share; to use MY skills to fill a needed niche.
> P.S. My other thought would be to offer my services to those who already have great marbling books out in print, to covert them into e-books.
> Thanks, Thery.