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[BKARTS] Historical Book Binding Lecture in Atlanta

Jan Storm van Leeuwen
Keeper of the Binding Collection at the Dutch Royal Library in The Hague
will give an illustrated talk on the art of DECORATED BOOKBINDING

Thursday, June 1, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
in the Joseph W. Jones Room of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

What constitutes a fine binding? Why do people decorate books? What makes special bindings desirable to collectors? This talk will examine the historical development of decorated bookbinding. Special attention will be given to technical and material features of bookbinding, as well as to the historical role of the bookbinder in society.

Jan Storm van Leeuwen has published widely in Dutch, English, French, and German on the history of bookbinding. He gives courses in the history of bookbinding at the Amsterdam Restoration School, at the Plantin Society in Antwerp, and at Rare Book School in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is an honorary member of the International Association of Bibliophiles and the Amis de la Reliure d'Art Internationale.

Sponsored by the Hightower Fund, the American Theological Library Association, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, and the Friends of the Emory Libraries.

Free and open to the public. Free parking is available.
Directions to Emory can be found at: http://www.emory.edu/WWW/directions.html

Please excuse all cross postings.

Ann Frellsen
ann.frellsen [at] emory.edu

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