I will soon be looking at the physical aspects of paper, trying to see them in a way I haven’t before. This will allow me to understand more about the material and it’s physical breakdown.
I hope to look at different types of paper under a microscope in order to explore the make up. I also hope to be able to explore the material using light and ‘at home’ forensic examinations.
I will explore the ageing process of paper and try to understand how books age, and how we can undo the ageing process.
I will look into the construction of books and look at how different books have been created over the years. This will include materiality, binding techniques and sewing processes.
My research has today taken me to Shepherd’s Bindery, London, in addition to the British Museum. (Further information on these visits will be posted soon)