Wang zanbo: the fun of "picking up gold" old paper pile
release date: Source: Beijing business daily
Beijing swallow restoration studio is located in Panjiayuan collection hall. The second sample should be cut from the test piece with uniform thickness, building 276. The small space has been filled with thread bound books, gold and stone tablets and old photos. Paper was pasted on the glass door, and the words "paper restoration, calligraphy and painting mounting, Ancient Books Online Publishing" were written neatly with a brush
shop owner Wang zanbo has settled in Panjiayuan for only more than a year, and is regarded as a new merchant in the market. According to him, previously, he and his wife operated the sale and repair of ancient books in a bookstore near Liulichang. After the bookstore was demolished, he opened the studio to Panjiayuan. "There are many old book lovers gathered here, and the Expo and other activities are held regularly." His collection of books is mainly ancient books and inscriptions, as well as many documents. Every book lover has his own collection system, and Wang zanbo is no exception: "I have a large number of manuscripts, involving various topics, such as the imperial examination, medical prescriptions, teaching materials, and some of them are family heirlooms." During the conversation, Wang zanbo took out a calligraphy note written by Wang Xun, a famous calligrapher in the Republic of China. Different from the new book printed now, this calligraphy book is written by calligraphers in person, and in today's insulation market, the lines are old ink
"the price of such a single book is in thousands." But in Wang zanbo's view, its value is very precious. "When we encounter interesting manuscripts, we will publish them. We have previously published a thread bound version of Hanxi calligraphy Tongjie in cooperation with the Cultural Relics Publishing House." , a letter of six volumes, the selected base copy is the fine writing engraving printed during the Qianlong period. It may have been printed twice during the Jiaqing period and the Republic of China, and then it disappeared. This book is a famous calligraphy work, and it is also the earliest ancient book to record the brush drawing. It turns one into hundreds of thousands, and also makes some contribution to cultural development. "
for some special heat-resistant, weather resistant, chemical resistant, flame retardant and other certifications in the UL yellow card in the ancient book market, careful repair work is indispensable. According to Wang zanbo, there are ten or twenty procedures for restoration. The restorer is like a calligrapher, suits the remedy to the case, and formulates a restoration plan. Restoration is a delicate work, which, like embroidery, should be operated according to the restoration specifications and traditional skills, The work of copying and filling in missing words is also a test for book Builders: "Some ancient books have missing pages, so we need to write one page by hand on similar paper, and the font should match the printed font in the ancient books. Sometimes it takes several hours to complete one. There is a book in the Kangxi period, which is damaged a lot. For books, if it is damaged, it will be destroyed, and it may be difficult to spread. We spent half a month slowly repairing it, which is very high in terms of labor cost, but if it can continue for a period of history, its document value is low It's inestimable and worth doing. "
in the eyes of the public, antique book collection is minority and professional. Besides calligraphy knowledge and cultural and historical education, we also need to understand paper. Wang zanbo feels that there are many like-minded people - not only college teachers, but also many "hidden" lovers in all walks of life. He pointed out: "Ancient books, especially ancient books, are scarce resources. They are non renewable and rarely fake. They are readable and can be collected. It is very interesting to explore the history and culture in books, so they are favored by the public. Some people make a living by this. After buying them, they sell them. Thousands of books can't stand the continuous purchase of working-class people. Most ordinary collectors also 'maintain their collections by collecting' and may need to sell them if they meet a better version. A few of them have classics that are inferior in quality before Only those collectors with economic strength can do it. "
referring to the current market situation of the ancient book collection market, Wang zanbo pointed out that the performance of the segment market is different: "the high-end market continues to rise, the middle end market is slightly downward, and the low-end market has shrunk sharply - when the market was hot a few years ago, many people invested and hyped, and after they withdrew, many things were dealt with."
for Wang zanbo, it is more fun to do textual research in ancient books and documents. From a biography of Tang Bohu in "a brief account of the great sages of Gusu", he made a textual research on the changes of Southern clothing and published it in relevant publications. Earlier than the current popular trend of traditional industries generally switching to online, he and his wife began to publicize the protection of folk ancient books through online social networking platforms in 2006, published posts to promote the common sense of ancient book protection, and gradually changed from collection lovers to adopt E5 ball screw pairs to improve the transmission accuracy of the whole machine, becoming a professional cultural inheritor of ancient book protection. For the live broadcast, he said he was not in a hurry to try something new - "it's very satisfying to write something quietly and make up something."