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[BKARTS] Richard Minsky in Iowa City, IA USA

Richard Minsky in Iowa City, IA USA in March 2007

Richard Minksy, founder of the Center for the Book in New York, will be this year's University of Iowa Center for the Book Mitchell Lecturer. Minsky is offering two one day workshops sponsored by the Center for the Book and Book Arts Club.
Registration begins January 15th and will close January 30th.
Please contact Julia Leonard at julia-leonard@xxxxxxxxx or 319 351 4847 to register.

Three Edge Yapp Binding Saturday, March 3, 9:30 - 5:30 Kolarik Bindery - 16 North Hall $85.00/$75.00 for UI Students

The Yapp edge binding, based on a 19th century model, is generally done on limp leather books, where the edges of the leather protrude beyond the text block. The term has also been applied to limp vellum books where just the foredge vellum extends and is bent over to protect the edge. In this workshop we learn to make a hardcover leather case binding where the leather extends beyond the board edge and bends over the three exposed edges. An example with detail photos can be seen at  http://minsky.com/st-francis.htm
Participants must bring a prepared text block, leather, and basic hand tools. You will need to pare the leather before the workshop, and have the boards glued to the leather. Instructions for the preparation of the text block and leather will be provided to registered participants three weeks before the workshop. Expect to spend two to six hours before this workshop getting the book and leather ready. During the workshop Minsky will demonstrate the technique of making the case and casing-in. Particular attention will be given to forming the headcap, turning in the edges, and making the corners. Each participant will then perform the work on their own book.

An optional work day to prepare text blocks will be offered by Julie Leonard, Saturday, February 24th.

Museum Finish and Critique
Sunday, March 4, 10-4
Kolarik Bindery, 16 North Hall
75.00/$65.00 for UI Students

This workshop provides an analytical framework for evaluating works of art as a creator, curator,.collector or critic. Participants will learn how to balance the forces of object, image and metaphor to create the illusion that the space around an artwork is shimmering.  By eliciting physiological effects, the artwork causes the cognitive process to create emotional, spiritual, and intellectual responses to the work. Minsky will teach us how to manipulate the cognitive processes of the viewer, including the stimulation of endocrine secretions, chakras, and brain regions. 

Each participant must bring an artwork to the workshop. It should be their own work if they are an artist, or a work of their choice if they are a collector, curator or critic. We will look at each work and evaluate it using this methodology.

Emily Martin The Naughty Dog Press 742 7th Avenue South Iowa City, IA 52240 USA 319 338-7266 319 338-5741 (fax) http://www.emilymartin.com emilyjmartin@xxxxxxxxx The University of Iowa Center for the Book emily-martin@xxxxxxxxx

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