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North Bennet Street School Summer Workshops



North Bennet Street School
Summer 1999
Bookbinding Workshops

North Bennet Street School is located at 39 North Bennet Street School,
Boston, MA 02113.  Phone number is 617-227-0155, fax number is 617-227-9292,
e-mail address is workshop@NBSS.org.  Please contact Janet A. Collins,
Workshop Program Director to register for a workshop or for more
information.  Full payment is required to register.  Registrations can be
taken by phone with a VISA or MASTER CARD.  Tool lists are sent upon
registering.  Refunds of full tuition are made if North Bennet Street School
cancels a workshop.  If a registrant cancels, full tuition minus $35.00
handling fee is issued if 21 days notice is given prior to starting date of
class.

Introduction to Non-Adhesive Bookbinding
Mark Andersson, Instructor
July 5 - 9, 1999
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $400.00
Limited to 12 students


This introductory course will enable students to learn and explore some of
the oldest known bookbinding techniques.  A historical range of sewn
bindings will be practiced as alternative to traditional case bindings.
Through demonstrations and exercises, students will learn to construct
simple pamphlets, long stitch, coptic, and other bindings as time permits.

Fundamentals of Cloth Case Bookbinding
Lori Foley, Instructor
July 12 - 16, 1999
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $400.00
Limited to 12 students


This workshop will introduce students to basic hand binding techniques.
Each student will complete at least two bindings, one square and one with
rounded and backed spine.  Students can choose to make quarter covers using
decorated paste papers produced in class.  Through demonstrations and
exercises, students will learn the steps of cloth case book construction:
folding, sewing, making and attaching end papers, trimmings, and covering in
cloth.  Alternative sewing structures will be discussed if time permits.

Millimeter Leather Bookbinding
Mark Andersson, Instructor
July 19 - 23, 1999
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $400.00
Limited to 12 students


Millimeter bindings are simplified leather bindings developed by Danish
bookbinders during the Second World War.  Small amounts of leather are used
on the spine and the corners combined with paste papers as cover materials.
They have become very popular throughout the world and are taught in Europe
as an introduction to leather bookbinding.  Students in this class will have
the opportunity to make three variations of this elegant and beautiful
binding as well as a Rubow binding, which has leather only along the head
and tail of the book.   Students will need to have taken Fundamentals of
Cloth Case Bookbinding , or will need to know how to round and back a book.


Leather Decoration with Tooling and Onlay for Bookbinders
James Reid-Cunningham, Instructor
July 26 - 30, 1999
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $400.00
Limited to 12 students


This class will introduce students to traditional techniques of leather
decoration using tooling and colored  onlays.  Students will learn
polishing, blind tooling and gold tooling using heated brass palettes,
handle letters, rolls, and pieces of line.  In addition, the class will
explore the use of thinned pieces of leather or paper to create designs on
the surface of boards.  Benchwork will focus on practicing on plaquettes,
although students are welcome to bring in books of their own to work on as
time permits.  This advanced course is limited to students who already have
experience in leather bookbinding.

Japanese Bookbinding
Kiyoshi Imai, Instructor
August 2 - 6, 1999
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $400.00
Limited to 12 students


This course will introduce students to various bookbinding and design skills
through Japanese and Asian bookbinding techniques.  Each student will bind
at least four blank books in various basic structures.  Students will also
build a protective book enclosure.  Historical and regional aspects of
binding structures and materials will also be discussed.

Book Repair and Conservation
James Reid-Cunningham, Instructor
August 9 - 13, 1999
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $400.00
Limited to 12 students

This course will introduce students to techniques for the repair of 19th and
20th century cloth case bindings.  Students' bench work will focus on
producing aesthetically pleasing repairs that retain as much of the original
book as possible.  Students will work on damaged books provided by North
Bennet Street School, although they are welcome to bring in their own books
to work on as time permits.  This course will cove: paper conservation,
including mending tears, guarding sections, and filling losses; disbinding
and resewing a textblock; making new hinges; tools and techniques for
lifting; and cloth rebacking.  This advanced course is limited to students
who have already taken and introductory class in bookbinding and have
experience with case bindings.




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