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Papermaker Profiled In Nytimes Magazine: Timothy Barrett
Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:55
The article is mostly a profile of Timothy Barrett, a papermaker in residence at the University of Iowa, but also goes into some history of papermaking. He received a Fulbright grant to study papermaking in Japan, and has also been a Macarthur Foundation winner. His paper is used to assist in the preservation of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
From the description, it would be quite an honor to lay pen to some of his paper.
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solitude with good company.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 22:55
I wonder how I can get a sheet of his paper to touch.
Upon opening Timothy's book, right there in part 1 there are 3 actual Japanese paper samples glued into the book! They are captioned:
1. SEKISHU-HANSHI, ALL KOZO FIBER, by Kubota Yasuichi Shimane Prefecture.
2. YUNO PAPER, ALL MITSUMATA FIBER, by Naito Tsuneo, Shizuoka Prefecture.
3. OMI GAMPI PAPER, ALL GAMPI FIBER, by Naruko Tetsuo, Shiga Prefecture.
Although not Timothy's paper, these are real Japanese papers to touch. I was a amazed to be able to feel between my fingers the actual article the whole book is written about. Very cool.