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DB Exhibit and lecture by David Sellars in Austin, TX



Contemporary British bookbindings on view in the Perry-Casta=F1eda Library

         AUSTIN, TX (January 16, 2001)- Forty-seven contemporary
bookbindings by the Fellows and Licentiates of Designer Bookbinders,
the principal society in Great Britain devoted to the craft of hand
binding, are on view on the entrance level of the General Libraries
Perry-Casta=F1eda Library through February 20.

         The books, including such classics as Moby Dick, King Lear,
Brave New World, The Red Badge of Courage, and Six Fairy Tales from
the Brothers Grimm, are bound in a range of styles by Bernard
Middleton, Philip Smith, Ivor Robinson, Faith Shannon, Jeff Clements,
Paul Delrue, Jenni Grey, David Sellars and many others.

         Since 1968, when Designer Bookbinders was first conceived,
this society has firmly established an international reputation as
the leading body promoting the art and craft of the contemporary hand
bound book through exhibitions, publications, and teaching. The
Austin venue is part of an eight-city tour throughout North America
in 2000-2001.

         On Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 6:00 p.m, the General
Libraries will host a lecture by David Sellars, president of Designer
Bookbinders, in the auditorium on the 4th floor of the Harry Ransom
Humanities Research Center (HRHRC). Following the lecture, a
reception will be held in the Tom Lea Room on the third floor of the
HRHRC.

         Selected bindings are for sale. Information on purchasing
arrangements and pricing can be found at the exhibit. A full-color
exhibit catalog reproducing every binding, with a statement by each
of the binders, is available. Also included in the catalog is an
overview of British attitudes towards making the hand bound book  by
Philip Smith. The catalog is for sale for $28.00 from Designer
Bookbinders Publications Limited, 8 Bryn Coetmor, Bethesda, Bangor,
Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom LL57 3NL.
E-mail: publications@designerbookbinders.org.uk for more information.
Designer Bookbinders: www.designerbookbinders.org.uk

=46or further information about the exhibit or lecture contact:
Olivia Primanis <primanis@mail.utexas.edu>

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