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[BKARTS] Book Arts at SFPL--Hand Bookbinders of California Exhibition

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CONTACT: Sherri Eng

Oct. 2, 2007
(415) 557-4282; seng@xxxxxxxx


Hand-bound Books on Display at the San Francisco Public Library Main

Bookbinder Group Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Exhibition of Work


The Hand Bookbinders of California celebrate their 35th anniversary with
an exhibition of members' hand-bound books in the Skylight Gallery, on
the sixth floor of the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St.
Presented by the Library's Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts &
Special Collections Center, the exhibition will be on view from Nov.
1-Dec. 31.


The show features the work of professional bookbinders, as well as
amateurs and students of the art and craft of hand bookbinding.
Innovative designs range from the traditional to the unexpected.
Examples include finely gold-tooled leather bindings and avant-garde
artists' books. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to an active group of
bookbinders who practice their craft within a large community of book
artists and calligraphers.


The Hand Bookbinders of California was formed in 1972 in order to create
a forum where people practicing and interested in the book arts could
exchange information and promote their interests. Membership in HBC is
open to anyone with an interest in books and bookbinding. HBC meets
monthly from September to June, sponsors workshops and classes in
traditional bookbinding, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Gold
Leaf. For more information, write HBC at P.O. Box 193216, San Francisco,
CA 94119. The San Francisco Public Library is honored to present the
work of this distinguished group.


Don't miss these wonderful jewels of bookbinding design that inspire
appreciation of the art and craft of hand bookbinding. For more
information, please visit www.sfpl.org or call (415) 557-4277.


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Asa Peavy, Program Manager

Marjorie G. & Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center

San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

T: 415.557.4560

F: 415.437.4849




13+ Contemporary German Artists' Books. Featuring the work of members of
the German artist group 13+ (http://13-plus.de/index.htm). Through
representative works made in various techniques, the exhibition provides
an overview of contemporary book arts in Germany. Presented by the
Library's Book Arts and Special Collections Center and sponsored by the
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the San Francisco
Goethe-Institut (http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/kue/en2300969.htm), and
the Klingspor-Museum Offenbach, Germany
(http://www.klingspor-museum.de/). The exhibition runs through October
14, 2007, in the Skylight Gallery.


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