"Reconstructing Diderot: Eighteenth Century French Bookbinding"
CancelledThe following lecture by Jeffrey S. Peachey originally scheduled for Thursday, November 1 has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
"Reconstructing Diderot: Eighteenth Century French Bookbinding" is an image-driven, fast-paced overview of eighteenth century French bookbinding presented by Jeffrey S. Peachey, a book conservator, tool maker, and historian of the book.
Peachey will examine the larger questions associated with the transmission of textual information, and, of course, the history of bookbinding. He will illustrate the historical context of how these books were made and discuss physical evidence found in documentation by Diderot, Dudin, and other sources.
This lecture is made possible by the Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation, endowed through a generous gift by William J. '65, G'68 and Joan Brodsky '67, G'68 of Chicago, Illinois. Intended to promote and advance knowledge of library conservation theory and practice, the endowment has been used to sponsor lectures and hands-on workshops by prominent library conservators.