Bookbinding II

, Advancing the Art of the Book.

Students will continue an overview of various traditional bookbinding techniques which will help them in choosing future topics to focus on. Students will complete 2 books using more advanced skills: a quarter leather hollow tube laced binding and a quarter leather tightback book sewn on raised cords. Leather paring and hand-sewn endbands will be featured.

Students will review the basic materials (paper, cloth, board, and adhesives), techniques (folding, sewing, gluing), and history of bookbinding. They will learn about working with leather for bookbinding: paring with paring knives and the shar-fix. They will be introduced to decorative techniques in leather.

Tuition for classes includes fees for most materials used in class. Students are expected to supply their own hand tools (like scalpels and bone folders) and special materials. A tool list will be sent to students upon registration.

This class is taught over a series of 10 weeks on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30pm.

Prerequisites
Prerequisite: Bookbinding I. Students should have the ability to make a flat-back case with confidence.
Schedule
  • Bookbinding II

    The Center for Book Arts

    28 W 27th Street 3rd floor
    New York, NY

    Oct
    4
    Thu, October 4th, 2012

    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

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The Center For Book Arts

Advancing the Art of the Book.

Taught at the Center for Book Arts by Richard O'Russa.  An artist and commercial letterpress printer for the last 15 years. Richard O’Russa specializes in highly personal printed matter. From stationary, calling cards, and announcements to broadsides, posters, chapbooks and artist editions. He is the proprietor of ITDO Creative.

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