Re: [miniaturebooks] St. Johnsbury Academy
- Angelika, I'll share this with the group as it may help someone else.
I found that the students were so fascinated with the concept of miniature
books, and that fact that they had never heard of them, probably was a
tremendous help in getting their attention right at the start.
I used the idea that miniature books have existed since the early days of
movable type--probably mankind's fascination with small things. And I
explained that miniature books played only a tiny part of the whole, large
picture of book collecting. I mentioned a few ways in which people collect--
first editions, for instance--and when I had set the stage, so to speak, by
miniature books into perspective, the kids were anxious to ask questions.
By the way, I told them right at the start that I welcomed questions--all
they had to do was raise their hand. And they asked a LOT of questions.
If there is anything else I can suggest, please let me know.
Angelika Jaeck wrote:
> Jon, that was an interesting account about your workshop.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> I am always amazed that there are people don't know anything
> about miniature books!
> I would be interested in giving a talk about miniature books but
> don't know where to start. I know a lot about them of course,
> since I've been collectiong for about 20 years and write many
> I just don't know how to start telling people who know nothing
> about them.
> Maybe you, or someone else who gives talks, can give me a few
> hints to get started? I am sure some other people on this list
> would also be interested.
> Best wishes,
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