Volume 24 - Autumn 2007


Dates for your Diary

18th - 20th October 2007
*The Guild of BookWorkers Standards of Excellence Seminar
will be held in Dallas, Texas.

The format for this year's Standards seminar will be different than in previous years. There will be three "Group Roundups," which all seminar participants will attend at the same time. The format will be similar to the Bookbinding 2000 seminar. On Saturday morning there will be two "Small Group Roundups," of which each participant can choose two of three choices. These will be smaller in size, more like past Standards presentations. There will also be a Foundations Session on Thursday for those who wish to participate

List of Presenters Stuart Brockman Catherine Burkhard Roberta lavadour Chela Metzger Keith Owens Priscilla Spitler

Further details are available from GBW's web site at: https://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/

3rd- 4th November 2007
*UK Fine Press Book Fair
Saturday 11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, UK

Every two years, the UK Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) works with the Fine Press Book Association to organise the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair in Oxford, UK. This is the largest international show of fine presses and their work outside North America.

Specialist fair for collectors of private and fine press books; includes exhibitors from the Fine Press Book Association, plus binders, paper makers, suppliers, etc.

*J. Hewit & Sons will have a stand at these events
Designer Bookbinders Lectures 2007-08

Tuesday 6 November - Danny Flynn, typographer
Laser Cutting and Letterpress: The use of laser-cutting technology in both traditional and letterpress printing work for film and advertising and his collaboration with artist and bookbinder Eri Funazaki

Tuesday 4 December - Carolyn Trant, Parvenu Press - Books & STUFF - the Quiddity of Artist's Books: Artist Carolyn Trant talks about her books and making ideas work in organic materials. She will try and bring some real stuff with her.

**Saturday 26 January - All day Event **
10.30am - David Penton, Mark Cockram and Midori Kunikata-Cockram - Beautiful British Books: An account of the genesis, setting up and impact of theDesigner Bookbinders Exhibition held in Japan in 2006

12 noon - Elizabeth Sobczynski - Preserving the Oldest Monastic Collection -The Deir al Surian Library: The most important Coptic Library in Egypt dates from the fifth century and houses the earliest biblical texts and works of Church Fathers. The collection represents a resource of inestimable scholarly value and an important example of a shared world heritage; the immense task of preserving it for the future is underway with the support of The Levantine Foundation.

2pm - Faith Shannon - STONE bound: How one commission became ten bindings and an exhibition: Binding George Mackay's poems for Kulgin Duval and Colin Hamilton

3.30pm - Sally Mae Joseph and Susan Hufton - Making a Mighty Manuscript Book: Two of the scribes and artists who worked on the St John's Bible tell the story of its making in the 21st century and of their experiences as members of the production team

Tuesday 5 February - Bernard Middleton - The Middleton Lecture How not to create a bindery:A light-hearted account of my set-up, which is in marked contrast to the smart, clinical, efficiently arranged binderies of many others

Tuesday 4 March - Philip Smith - Constructing Tom Phillips' Dante's Inferno "tower": Illustrating theprocess of designing and binding a three-volume book tower. The lecture cele-brates Philip's 80th year, fifty-nine of which he has spent working as a book artist.

The Bookbinding Competition Exhibition - The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester from Sun 18th November 2007 until Sat 12th January 2008. The library is open on Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri & Sat from 10-5 and on Tues & Sun from 12-5. Closed between Christmas and New Year The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1 at 6.30pm The nearest tube stations are Holborn and Russell Square

Admission: DB members £5.00, non-members £7.00, students £2.50 per lecture Further details from Julia Dummett and Rachel Ward-Sale 01273 486718 Website: www.designerbookbinders.org.uk. E-mail: lectures@designerbookbinders.org.uk


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