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Two Lectures on Paper Marbling History Offered in Texas.



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Announcing the following 2 slide lectures:


The Early Development
of
Paper Marbling in the Middle East
and
Subsequent Evolution in Europe.

Thursday, March 22nd, 4:30-6 p.m.
Preservation Forum
The University of Texas at Austin
Sanchez Building Room 468
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Preservation/Conservation Studies Program




The following URL gives a close-up of where the Sanchez Building (SZB) is
located on campus (at the corner of MLK and Speedway).
http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/parking/pcl.html

Parking for the colloquium can be found in the Whitis Ave/20th Street area.
Please note that this is paid parking, persons on campus will most
likely have other parking arrangements.  MLK runs east/west and
Speedway runs north/ south.

Other parking locations:

1) There are 2 surface parking lots across from each other on south corner
Whitis at 20th Street.

2) Dobie Mall parking is on the north/west corner of Wichita/20th St.
Entrance
is on Wichita between 20th St. and 21st St.

3) Also there is a surface lot on the southwest corner of Wichita and
21st St. next to the Dobie
Mall Garage.

4) Another surface lot is on the northeast side of University Ave
between 20th and 21st
Streets and another on the north east
corner of University Ave
and MLK.  To get to this one turn onto University and go north up to
20th St., make a
U-turn and come back down the street to the entrance which is on
University.  This street
is divided by a grassy area into two streets: one going towards UT
and the other
going away towards MLK.

The SZB Building is about 5 minutes walking distance from these parking
lots.
People will enter from the rear of the building (entrance on Wichita) and
take the elevator which is on their left as they enter.  Go to the 4th
floor;
they will have exited the elevator on the east side of the building.
To their immediate
right is a large vestibule with an escalator,  to get to SZB 468 go
to the opposite
or west side of the vestibule and turn left or north.  SZB 468 will
be the classroom on
the immediate left (there are only two classrooms on that part of the
corridor).






Marbled Papers in the Islamic Manuscript Tradition
Friday, March 23rd, 12:00 noon to 1:30pm
Southern Methodist University
Bridwell Library Bibliophiles Society
6005 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75275
For more information call (214) 768-3483


The following URL is a map of the SMU campus. The Bridwell Library is Number
#21, and visitor parking areas are shown in gray.
http://www2.smu.edu/maps/campus.asp





Some of the topics covered (the Bridwell lecture will be more limited in
scope):

The use of marbled paper by Masters of the Nasta'liq Persian script as a
support for poetic compositions, known as Qita'.

The role of marbling in the Islamic Scriptorium, called the Kitab-khana.

Applications of marbled paper in Islamic Albums, known as Muraqqa'.

The marbling process as described in technical manuscripts from India and
Turkey.

Development of motifs and floral imagery.

Stencil/ resist methods used in marbling from the Deccan Sultanate in India.

Influence of Islamic techniques on early European methods.

Early use of marbled papers in European Alba Amicora

Overview of subsequent developments related to the European bookbinding
trade till the 19th c

The revival of the craft in modern Turkey.

Then if there's time I'll demonstrate paper polishing using traditional
methods (gelatin/albumin/alum/ beeswax) and a conservation approach (Methyl
Cellulose and Microcrystalline wax).



There is a possibility of a similar lecture being offered in New Orleans
sometime the previous week, details to be announced....


Jake Benson is a Bookbinder, Conservator, and Paper Marbler who has been
researching the history of craft for nearly 10 years.  In 1992-3 he spent 20
weeks in Turkey visiting contemporary craftsmen and collections, documenting
samples when possible.  He has subsequently helped to identify pieces in
various manuscript collections in the US. As a part of his business, he
produces oversized European marbled papers for restoration work.


Benson's Hand Bindery
Fine Custom Bookbinding & Conservation
Hand Marbled Papers
1319 B Summerville Ave.
Columbia S.C. 29201
Phone: 803.799.1853
jemiljan@worldnet.att.net
http://www.iprofsys.com/bensonsmarbles.htm



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<FONT FACE=3D"Times">Announcing the following 2 slide lectures:<BR>
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<P ALIGN=3DCENTER>
<FONT FACE=3D"Times"><B><I>The Early Development <BR>
of<BR>
 Paper Marbling in the Middle East <BR>
and <BR>
Subsequent Evolution in Europe.<BR>
</I><BR>
</B>Thursday, March 22nd, 4:30-6 p.m.<BR>
Preservation Forum<BR>
The University of Texas at Austin<BR>
Sanchez Building Room 468<BR>
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science<BR>
Preservation/Conservation Studies Program<BR>
<BR>
<BR>
</FONT>
<P>
<FONT FACE=3D"Times"><BR>
The following URL gives a close-up of where the Sanchez Building (SZB) is <=
BR>
located on campus (at the corner of MLK and Speedway).<BR>
<FONT COLOR=3D"#0000FF"><U>http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/parking/pcl.html<B=
R>
</U></FONT><BR>
Parking for the colloquium can be found in the Whitis Ave/20th Street area.=
 <BR>
Please note that this is paid parking, persons on campus will most <BR>
likely have other parking arrangements. &nbsp;MLK runs east/west and <BR>
Speedway runs north/ south.<BR>
<BR>
Other parking locations:<BR>
<BR>
1) There are 2 surface parking lots across from each other on south corner =
<BR>
Whitis at 20th Street.<BR>
<BR>
2) Dobie Mall parking is on the north/west corner of Wichita/20th St. Entra=
nce<BR>
is on Wichita between 20th St. and 21st St.<BR>
<BR>
3) Also there is a surface lot on the southwest corner of Wichita and <BR>
21st St. next to the Dobie<BR>
Mall Garage.<BR>
<BR>
4) Another surface lot is on the northeast side of University Ave <BR>
between 20th and 21st<BR>
Streets and another on the north east <BR>
corner of University Ave<BR>
and MLK. &nbsp;To get to this one turn onto University and go north up to <=
BR>
20th St., make a<BR>
U-turn and come back down the street to the entrance which is on <BR>
University. &nbsp;This street<BR>
is divided by a grassy area into two streets: one going towards UT <BR>
and the other<BR>
going away towards MLK.<BR>
<BR>
The SZB Building is about 5 minutes walking distance from these parking lot=
s.<BR>
People will enter from the rear of the building (entrance on Wichita) and<B=
R>
take the elevator which is on their left as they enter. &nbsp;Go to the 4th=
 floor;<BR>
they will have exited the elevator on the east side of the building. <BR>
To their immediate<BR>
right is a large vestibule with an escalator, &nbsp;to get to SZB 468 go <B=
R>
to the opposite<BR>
or west side of the vestibule and turn left or north. &nbsp;SZB 468 will <B=
R>
be the classroom on<BR>
the immediate left (there are only two classrooms on that part of the <BR>
corridor).<BR>
<BR>
<B><BR>
<BR>
<BR>
</B></FONT>
<P ALIGN=3DCENTER>
<FONT FACE=3D"Times"><BR>
<B><I>Marbled Papers in the Islamic Manuscript Tradition<BR>
</I>Friday, March 23rd, 12:00 noon to 1:30pm<BR>
Southern Methodist University<BR>
</B>Bridwell Library Bibliophiles Society<BR>
6005 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75275<BR>
For more information call (214) 768-3483<BR>
<BR>
</FONT>
<P>
<FONT FACE=3D"Times">The following URL is a map of the SMU campus. The Bridwe=
ll Library is Number #21, and visitor parking areas are shown in gray. &nbsp=
;http://www2.smu.edu/maps/campus.asp<BR>
</FONT>
<P ALIGN=3DCENTER>
<FONT FACE=3D"Times"><BR>
</FONT>
<P>
<FONT FACE=3D"Times"><BR>
<BR>
Some of the topics covered (the Bridwell lecture will be more limited in sc=
ope):<BR>
<BR>
The use of marbled paper by Masters of the Nasta'liq Persian script as a su=
pport for poetic compositions, known as Qita'.<BR>
<BR>
The role of marbling in the Islamic Scriptorium, called the Kitab-khana. &n=
bsp;<BR>
<BR>
Applications of marbled paper in Islamic Albums, known as Muraqqa'.<BR>
<BR>
The marbling process as described in technical manuscripts from India and T=
urkey.<BR>
<BR>
Development of motifs and floral imagery.<BR>
<BR>
Stencil/ resist methods used in marbling from the Deccan Sultanate in India=
.<BR>
<BR>
Influence of Islamic techniques on early European methods.<BR>
<BR>
Early use of marbled papers in European Alba Amicora<BR>
<BR>
Overview of subsequent developments related to the European bookbinding tra=
de till the 19th c<BR>
<BR>
The revival of the craft in modern Turkey.<BR>
<BR>
Then if there's time I'll demonstrate paper polishing using traditional met=
hods (gelatin/albumin/alum/ beeswax) and a conservation approach (Methyl Cel=
lulose and Microcrystalline wax).<BR>
<BR>
<BR>
</FONT>
<P ALIGN=3DCENTER>
<FONT FACE=3D"Times"><B>There is a possibility of a similar lecture being off=
ered in New Orleans sometime the previous week, details to be announced....<=
BR>
<BR>
</B></FONT>
<P>
<FONT FACE=3D"Times">Jake Benson is a Bookbinder, Conservator, and Paper Marb=
ler who has been researching the history of craft for nearly 10 years. &nbsp=
;In 1992-3 he spent 20 weeks in Turkey visiting contemporary craftsmen and c=
ollections, documenting samples when possible. &nbsp;He has subsequently hel=
ped to identify pieces in various manuscript collections in the US. As a par=
t of his business, he produces oversized European marbled papers for restora=
tion work. &nbsp;&nbsp;<BR>
<BR>
<BR>
</FONT><FONT FACE=3D"AppleGaramond Bd">Benson's Hand Bindery<BR>
Fine Custom Bookbinding &amp; Conservation<BR>
Hand Marbled Papers<BR>
1319 B Summerville Ave.<BR>
Columbia S.C. 29201<BR>
Phone: 803.799.1853<BR>
jemiljan@worldnet.att.net<BR>
http://www.iprofsys.com/bensonsmarbles.htm<BR>
</FONT><BR>
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