Monthly Archives: February 2016

Binding in Stone Workshop Reminder

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There are only a couple of spaces left in this workshop. This is your chance to learn from a west coast book artist!

Single Section Staple Binding in Stone
Coleen Curry
April 1-3, 2016

Workshop Description:
This three-day class will explore binding structures using real stone veneer in the techniques created by Sün Evrard. Students will construct a modified historical structure with conservation principles in mind, using the stone veneer. This single-section staple binding is simple but is executed with a lot of care and attention to detail. The pamphlet binding is sewn and then attached to the boards using copper wire as secondary sewing. We will decorate the bindings by cutting into the stone and painting with acrylic. Students will create one binding, and if time allows, we will explore uses of the stone as a decorative element for bindings or boxes.

The stone veneer product used in this workshop is the result of advancements of laser cutting techniques. The veneer is a .2 mm thick slice of stone mounted on a thin fabric that can be folded, imprinted, cut and tooled.

Where:
Third Year Studio
369 Congress Street, Floor 6
Boston, MA 02210

Cost:
$275 – Members
$325 – Non-members

Material Fee: $40 (paid directly to Coleen Curry at beginning of workshop)

Here is the link for registration:
https://GBW.formstack.com/forms/staplebinding

Questions can be directed to: negbwprograms@gmail.com
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Movable Book Conference

The Movable Book Society and the Ticknor Society are having a Movable Book Conference September 15 – September 17, 2016 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. To register for the conference please visit the Movable Book Society website at www.movablebooksociety.org. To register for the joint conference day only, Saturday, September 17, 2016, if you are a Ticknor Society member please contact Marie Oedel, marie@bookartisan.com. Over a dozen institutions and libraries in and around Boston will be mounting pop-up “Pop-Up Book” exhibits of materials in their collections.

In addition to the conference and exhibits, there are 2 contests and 1 award being given at the conference:

  • The first is an emerging engineer/artist award for the best undergraduate/graduate student work. The winner will receive a $1500 cash prize, membership in both societies, and an opportunity to present their work at the conference.
  • The second is the Meggendorfer prize for the best professional artist book.
  • The third, is an award for the best trade pop-up book produced in the past two years.

Entry forms for the Meggendorfer prize and the emerging engineer/artist award can be found here.

There are student scholarships available from the Movable Book Society (contact shawnsheehy@gmail.com) and the Ticknor Society (contact marie@bookartisan.com).

Rebecca Barry on Rare Books Uncovered

Ticknor Society event this Thursday …

Rebecca Rego Barry on Rare Books Uncovered
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough St. Boston

No doubt we’ve all dreamed about finding a Tamerlane in our attic, and many of us have our own tales of best book “finds” that we enjoy sharing with fellow bibliophiles. We’ll talk about more recent discoveries and put to rest the notion that the Internet has made scouting extinct, with examples such as a first edition of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird purchased at a Philadelphia flea market for a few dollars in 2014 and a first edition of Jorge Luis Borges’ El Aleph bought for 50 cents at an estate sale in Louisiana in 2011.

Rebecca’s book received a glowing review in Library Review and will be available for purchase and signing by the author at Thursday’s meeting. This could be a great Valentines Gift for Book Lovers!

Single Section Staple Binding in Stone Workshop

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Single Section Staple Binding in Stone
Coleen Curry
April 1-3, 2016

Workshop Description:
This three-day class will explore binding structures using real stone veneer in the techniques created by Sün Evrard. Students will construct a modified historical structure with conservation principles in mind, using the stone veneer. This single-section staple binding is simple but is executed with a lot of care and attention to detail. The pamphlet binding is sewn and then attached to the boards using copper wire as secondary sewing. We will decorate the bindings by cutting into the stone and painting with acrylic. Students will create one binding, and if time allows, we will explore uses of the stone as a decorative element for bindings or boxes.

The stone veneer product used in this workshop is the result of advancements of laser cutting techniques. The veneer is a .2 mm thick slice of stone mounted on a thin fabric that can be folded, imprinted, cut and tooled.

Where:
Third Year Studio
369 Congress Street, Floor 6
Boston, MA 02210

Cost:
$275 – Members
$325 – Non-members

Material Fee: $40 (paid directly to Coleen Curry at beginning of workshop)

Here is the link for registration:
https://GBW.formstack.com/forms/staplebinding

Space is limited – please register early.

Questions can be directed to: negbwprograms@gmail.com
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