Evolution of Papermaking Through the Centuries


Narration and Production by Elaine Koretsky

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Formerly titled "Developments in Hand Papermaking", this documentary film deals with developments and changes in the various processes of traditional papermaking through the centuries, illustrated by showing the evolution of such processes as cooking, beating, pressing, drying, and especially the introduction of mechanization in the sheet formation process. The filmmaker ponders on what is meant by the term '"traditionally made" or "handmade" in the area of papermaking during the present time. This film is thoughtful and provocative. Running time: 29 minutes. 2004.
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