2013 // Book Arts Studio Handbook

Twelve members of the NEGBW created bindings on or inspired by Stacie Dolin and Amy Lapidow’s new book, Book Art Studio Handbook.

McKey Berkman | I did a modified Bradel binding of the Book Art Studio Handbook with red goatskin spine, Canapetta cloth on the boards, spine and board labels from marbled paper, lettering hand tooled.

Brittany Fay | Album with black leaves bound with gold ribbon. Cover has alchemical symbol for lead inset in gold.

Samuel Feinstein | Quarter goatskin leather binding, sewn on flattened cords, leather headbands, sided with paper marbled by the binder. Trade-style finishing with gold leaf and green leather onlays of a quatrefoil and two book shapes.

Barbara Halporn | Flatback binding, acrylic dyed tyvek endsheets, linen cloth, computer printed label.

Karen Hanmer | Bound in full goatskin in the Late Coptic style. Cold tooling, blind tooling, vellum lacing, gilded leather. Handmade brass peg closures, handsewn endbands. Boards are folios of laminated sheets of papyrus, sewn along with the text block. Leather naturally distressed.

The Late Coptic binding style is a historical antecedent of Gary Frost’s Sewn Boards binding, inspiration for the project “Friend-of-a-Friend Book” from the text.

Barbara Hebard and Students | This group includes books made by me and Boston College undergraduates Jen O’Brien, Josh Rosenfeld, Juliette San Fillipo, and Anna Whitham. They made the books in a workshop with me. We used the Book Arts Studio Handbook to determine paper grain, fold sheets, and make single folio pamphlets with paste paper covers.

Dana Kull | Binding follows the “Friend of a Friend” instructions in BASH with leather covered spine, but adds a millimeter binding-like edge strip of leather on the head and tail edges of the covers. Title label is Kensol-printed; covering paper is machine made.

Amy Lapidow | Hand painted book cloth. Friend of a friend binding style.

Anne McLain | This accordion structure houses a series of images taken in August 2010 at the greenhouses of Longwood Gardens outside Philadelphia, PA.

John Nove | Their book inspired me to make a book sewn onto colored tapes. Nasami Farm in Whately, MA, the native plants nursery of the New England Wildflower society, sold my ‘Garden Journals’ in their shop last year. They were looking for a new design this year, something that would lie fairly flat when opened. This is my prototype with laminated boards and Monet-ish paste papers.

Todd Pattison | Bound in a limp paper structure using Richard Langdell handmade paper.

Janine Wong | This artist’s book is part of a project Synergy, an experiment in communicating science through art and is currently on exhibit the Museum of Science in Boston. The exhibition, Ocean Stories, a Synergy of Art and Science, eight artists were paired with scientists from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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