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The Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding is an annual Guild of Book Workers seminar. Leading experts in the fields of book arts present 3 hour demonstrations. Tours of binderies, conservation facilities, rare-book libraries and papermaking establishments are regularly arranged in conjunction with the seminar. The proceedings are videotaped and made available to members.
For information about upcoming Standards of Excellence, contact Christopher McAfee, Standards Committee Chair at email@example.com.
Always an inspiring exhibition and a cosy meeting place for hand bookbinders,
restorers, paper artists, calligrapher and all other interested parties (amateur
For more info: go to www.boekbindbeurs.nl
The John Rylands Library, Manchester
Further details at: www.designerbookbinders.org.uk/
6.30pm - Sebastian Carter - Bound for Higher Things
The experience of the Rampant Lions Press in designing edition bindings for fine books.
6.30pm - George Kirkpatrick - The Invisible Binder
"Where have you been hiding all these years?" is a frequently asked question to which George will give an explanation, illuminated by slides, of his binding-related work over more than forty years.
10.30am - Ewan Clayton, calligrapher
The Written Artefact as a Contemplative Space In this talk, which features a number of projects made in collaboration with Peter Jones, Ewan explores his thinking about the place hand-work has in a digital age and its importance in our lives.
Grey - Design Basics
Adopting contemporary design tools and processes in your work and as a way of life.
Brett, wood engraver
The Painfull Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre Simon's collaboration with the Barbarian Press on an edition of Shakespeare's Pericles, and their attempt to combine text and illustration meaningfully.
Duke A Longlife Binder
Experience and experiences.
6.30 pm Eri Funazaki A Bookbinder's Approach to Book Arts
How I incorporate design- binding techniques in book arts and why I am involved in making artist's books.
Riley A Bookbinder's Journey
From student days to post-Fellowship,Dominic's travels, teaching and working life in America and his adventures in the Lake District. Unusual requests, strange bindings, interesting folk and a little TV.
6.30pm Dr Marianne Tidcombe The Middleton Lecture
Katharine Adams, her Life and Work: An account of England's foremost woman binder in the early 20th century. She was at the centre of the Arts and Crafts movement and bound books for the leading private presses and major collectors.
The Art Workers
Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1
Nearest underground stations: Holborn and Russell Square
Admission: DB members £5, non-members £7, students £2.50 per lecture.
Four Tuesday lectures or all day Saturday: DB members £18, non-members £26 and students £9. Eight lectures: £36/£52/£18