Monique Lallier

Last chance to register for this course with Monique Lallier in Boston in June 2010!  Sign up now!

From the director of AAB:

There is still room in our June class, “New Oriental Bindings,” to be held at the North Bennet Street School with Monique Lallier, June 21-25, from 9:00am-5:00pm. This course is in conjunction with the North Bennet Street School and the American Academy of Bookbinding.

Monique will guide students through the process of making elegant New Oriental Bindings, a technique that is every popular in Europe. The beauty of the New Oriental binding is that the book opens flat and no glue touches the sections of the book. The technique is linked to the Japanese style that we all know without the visible sewing. The difference is the preparation of the textblock as each section is sewn separately. The covers are also worked on individually and attached to the textblock at the end of the process. We will have time for edge decoration as well. The technique works better on thinner books but textblocks can be as thick as one inch. Different materials can be used such as leather, paper, cloth, silk etc. No previous bookbinding experience is required.

Monique Lallier was Director of the American Academy of Bookbinding from 2005-2009. An internationally recognized bookbinder and book artist, Monique began her studies in the 1960s in Montreal at Cotnoir Cappone School of Fashion and L¹art de la Reliure bookbinding school with Simone B. Roy. She continued studies in Paris with Roger Arnoult, at Centro del bel Libro in Ascona with Edwin Heim and in Solothurn, Switzerland with Hugo Peller. Monique¹s work may be found in the collections of: McGill University, Montreal; St. Joseph Oratory in Montreal for the Pope Jean-Paul II; Louisiana State University; University of North Carolina; as well as many
private collections in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. Monique practices her craft full time from her studio in Summerfield, North Carolina.
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We hope you can join us for this fantastic workshop! Please call or email me if you have any questions. This class was taught in Telluride in September 2009, and you can view photos of the books people made at our blog, web
address below.

Judy Kohin, AAB administrative director
American Academy of Bookbinding
PO Box 1590
117 North Willow Street
Telluride, CO 81435

970-728-9709 fax

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