August Meeting with Julian Renard. Binding Examination, and Critical Evaluation.
At the August meeting Julian has requested we each bring along a book or booksof our own, so we can discuss the quality of the works, with a close attention to binding quality and craftsmanship. The aim of this evaluation is to improve our ability to examine our own work, and perhaps also works we might want to buy. Critical evaluation ( which is not negative criticism ) is a skill we all need for our own work. It is the the ability to see works against a standard, and to see below the surface to the reasons why the book is like it is. This allows us to not simply be content with what is, but to strive for improvement.