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[BKARTS] Miniature Bookbindings Workshop in Portland, OR



The Northwest Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers
presents:

Miniature Bookbindings

Miniature format books present difficult design and
structural challenges to the bookbinder. A true
miniature is less than three inches tall, and during
this course, the student will construct three books of
diminishing size. The course will contrast the utility
of case binding, accordion and non-adhesive structures
for miniature books, with a concentration on
flexibility, book action and openability. We will
analyze materials and techniques suitable for small
format books. The limitations inherent in small-scale
work will present students with the artistic challenge
of creating a clear and expressive design suitable to
the smallest books. Our goal will be the precise
execution of finely detailed work.

Instructor:  James Reid-Cunningham studied history and
art history at Johns Hopkins University and Tufts
University before beginning  his career in book
conservation at Harvard University. He studied
bookbinding with Mark Esser at the North Bennet Street
School in Boston, and is the Vice President of the
Guild of Book Workers. Formerly the Conservator of the
Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, he is
currently the Chief Conservator of the Boston
Athenaeum, a private membership library founded in
1807. He is a Professional Associate of the American
Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
Works.

He has taught bookbinding and conservation workshops
for the Paper and Book Intensive, the Garage Annex
School for Book Arts in Easthampton, MA., the North
Bennet Street School in Boston, the Weissman
Preservation Center at Harvard University, the Guild
of Book Workers, the New England Museum Association,
and the San Francisco Center for the Book.

In addition to his conservation work, he is also the
creator of design bindings and book objects that
explore traditional bookbinding structures in
conjunction with modern materials such as rubber and
Formica. He has exhibited his books nationally and
internationally. He is the proprietor of Wages of
Fear, a small press that publishes illustrated limited
editions of modern texts, with each copy in an
original design binding.  His work can be seen at
www.reid-cunningham.com.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5, 2006
9:00 am - 5:00 pm w/ 1 hour lunch
Location:  Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland
$150 + $20 Materials Fee ($130+$20 for GBW NW Chapter
Members)

To register, contact Andrew Huot at
andrewhuot@xxxxxxxxx or 541-914-7327.



		
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