A Bookbinding Anomaly:
An Illustrated Lecture by Sam Ellenport
March 18th 6:00 pm at the Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe/Harvard University, Cambridge MA
Sam Ellenport of the Harcourt Bindery will present “A Bookbinding Anomaly: Linked-Spine Bindings.” This illustrated talk will explore a little known aspect of bookbinding decoration, used on sets of books. The binder makes use of the entire rectangle comprised of all the spines as a canvas on which to produce an overall design, whether representational or abstract. This talk is free and open to the public.
Sam Ellenport, a past Chair of the New England Chapter of GBW, has been binding since 1970 and is a student of binding history.