Frank B. Gilbreth, Motion Study: A method for increasing the efficiency of the workman, 1911
Motion Study: full vellum binding (three-piece structure), title stamped in gold on front board. Illustrations on rear board and spine stamped in gold;
culled from the writings of Frank Gilbreth and Frederick Taylor, pioneers in the field of efficiency studies as applied to handwork. The papers used for the
endpapers and lining underneath the vellum are composed of compiled images from the Gilbreth and Taylor studies, with the images varying across the book.
The papers lining the vellum are dyed in shades of blue and green; the edges of the text block are dyed dark green, with green leather endbands. 8 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches,
20.5 x 14 x 2 centimeters. Created 2009.
Stephanie Gibbs is a bookbinder and book conservator in private practice in Easthampton, Massachusetts. She received an MA in book conservation from West Dean
College (2004) and has worked in conservation and fine bookbinding studios in the USA and England.
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