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Re: [BKARTS] 6th Kerrytown BookFest



6th Annual Kerrytown BookFest - Sunday, September 7, 2008, 11:00 - 5:00
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Celebrating its sixth year, the 2008 Kerrytown BookFest features a number of on-going events and includes booksellers, book artists, bookbinders, letterpress printers, libraries, authors, and numerous demonstrations and presentations. The focus of this years event is fine binding and the honorary co-chairs are internationally recognized fine binders Don Etherington and Monique Lallier. They will both be demonstrating leather onlay techniques and will also be giving a presentation on the English and French styles of binding; their similarites and differences. 

Prior to the BookFest, Don Etherington will teach a two day workshop on the Millimeter Binding at Hollander's School of Book and Paper Arts.   

Presentations Include:
 
11:00 Book Arts Road Trip with Karen Hanmer. Karen presents a survey of contemporary book arts which includes a broad range of various book artists’ works from traditional leather bindings to sculptural works. 

12:00 A Fine History: the Coptic Contribution to Bookbinding with Julia Miller. Julia talks about the early development of the codex both in terms of structure and decorative style. She will bring a group of binding models from her collection, representing an extended 'family' of early bindings including Coptic, Ethiopian, Armenian and Islamic.

12:00 The Making of the Hemingway Broadside. Engraver Jim Horton & Printer Chad Pastonik discuss their collaboration on making a limited edition broadside honoring Ernest Hemingway and his poem, Along with Youth.

1:00 Sculptural Fine Binding Designs with Jon Buller. The owner of the Bessenberg Bindery in Ann Arbor will present an early 19th century approach on how to add a third dimension to a cover. It will include showing several of his own sculptural fine bindings, including Hemingway’s “Old Man and the Sea”. 

2:00 Unique Repairs from the Bentley Historical Library with Jim Craven. Jim will talk about some of the unique experiences and show projects he has worked on in the past 50 years as a master bookbinder and head conservator at the University of Michigan Historical Library. 

3:00 Fine Design Bindings with Don Etherington and Monique Lallier. Don and Monique are regarded as two of the world’s premier fine design binders. A unique slide presentation will illustrate the similarities and differences in their two styles of design bindings and how each has influenced the other.  

Free Mini Workshops (Held Outdoors in the Farmers’ Market) 

11:00 Exposed Spine Sewing — Cynthia May. Participants will make a 3” x 3” folded signature book using a sewing technique called a kettle stitch. 

12:30 Three Simple Book Structures — Eric Alstrom. Includes an accordion, a single signature pamphlet, and a Japanese-style, side sewn book. Bone folder optional.

2:00 Canvas Pamphlet Book — Donna Engstrom. Learn to sew a one signature pamphlet stitch with a decorated canvas cover. A button closure will finish this structure.

3:30 Flutter Book — Barbara Brown. A hard cover “Flutter Book” with decorated pages, reminiscent of the old “cootie catchers”. Bring a glue brush if you have one. 

For more information you can visit the websites: www.hollanders.com/workshops/KerrytownBookFest.aspx
www.kerrytownbookfest.org






410 N Fourth Ave 
Ann Arbor MI 48104
734-741-7531
www.hollanders.com

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