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Fwd: please post



I received the following announcement recently and thought it might be of
interest to this list.

In a message dated 97-05-02 15:08:13 EDT, bookarts@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Center for
Book Arts) writes:

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 For Immediate Release
 Contact: Nina Schneider
 bookarts@xxxxxxxxxxxx

 for images of the exhibition [www.colophon.com\gallery\cba]



 Center for Book Arts

 is pleased to present

 Coptic Binding: The Earliest Structures

 an evening lecture with

 John Sharpe
 Academic Librarian for Research Affairs of Duke University



 Thursday, May 22 at 7 pm

 Center for Book Arts
 626 Broadway, 5th floor
 New York City
 (212) 460-9768

 This lecture is open to the public, free-of-charge

 In conjunction with the Center for Book Arts' exhibition COPTIC & COLLAGE:
 Ancient Technique, Modern Application, Mr. Sharpe will give a talk about his
 research of the Coptic Binding structure, as well as
 the revision of the Catalogue of Coptic Bindings in the Pierpont Morgan
Library.

 Mr. Sharpe has studied at Columbia University, Wofford College, St Andrews
 University in Scotland, Friederich Alexander University in Germany and Duke
 University, as well as Cambridge and Oxford Universities. Throughout his
 career, his research interest has been Greek manuscripts and he is currently
 preparing a catalog of the Greek manuscript collection at Duke University.
 The form of the object -- that is, the codex book -- began to overwhelm his
 interest in the text. How the book was made became his primary interest.
 Research questions and curiosity eventually lead him to Patmos where he
 workd over a number of years in the library of the Monastery of St. John,
 examining and recording those codices with Byzantine bindings. But the prior
 question always remained: what style of binding came before that used by the
 Byzantine bookmakers?

 He began studying Coptic bindings in 1980 and has continued to survey all
 binding materials that have survived from before the end of the first
 millennium. He is currenly involved in the preparation of a revision of
 Theodore Petersen's Catalgue of Coptic Bindings in the Pierpont Morgan
Library.
 Nina M. Schneider
 Program Director

 Center for Book Arts
 626 Broadway, 5th floor
 New York, NY  10012
 (212) 460-9768
 (212) 673-4635 fax
 bookarts@xxxxxxxxxxxx


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Forwarded message:
From:   bookarts@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Center for Book Arts)
To:     KarenC5071@xxxxxxx
Date: 97-05-02 15:08:13 EDT

Hi Karen:

Hoping all is well with you.

Could you do me a favor and post this on the bookarts list? I don't want to
re-subscribe right now (I'm swamped reading regular mail!). Thanks so much.

Nina



For Immediate Release
Contact: Nina Schneider
bookarts@xxxxxxxxxxxx

for images of the exhibition [www.colophon.com\gallery\cba]



Center for Book Arts

is pleased to present

Coptic Binding: The Earliest Structures

an evening lecture with

John Sharpe
Academic Librarian for Research Affairs of Duke University



Thursday, May 22 at 7 pm

Center for Book Arts
626 Broadway, 5th floor
New York City
(212) 460-9768

This lecture is open to the public, free-of-charge

In conjunction with the Center for Book Arts' exhibition COPTIC & COLLAGE:
Ancient Technique, Modern Application, Mr. Sharpe will give a talk about his
research of the Coptic Binding structure, as well as
the revision of the Catalogue of Coptic Bindings in the Pierpont Morgan
Library.

Mr. Sharpe has studied at Columbia University, Wofford College, St Andrews
University in Scotland, Friederich Alexander University in Germany and Duke
University, as well as Cambridge and Oxford Universities. Throughout his
career, his research interest has been Greek manuscripts and he is currently
preparing a catalog of the Greek manuscript collection at Duke University.
The form of the object -- that is, the codex book -- began to overwhelm his
interest in the text. How the book was made became his primary interest.
Research questions and curiosity eventually lead him to Patmos where he
workd over a number of years in the library of the Monastery of St. John,
examining and recording those codices with Byzantine bindings. But the prior
question always remained: what style of binding came before that used by the
Byzantine bookmakers?

He began studying Coptic bindings in 1980 and has continued to survey all
binding materials that have survived from before the end of the first
millennium. He is currenly involved in the preparation of a revision of
Theodore Petersen's Catalgue of Coptic Bindings in the Pierpont Morgan
Library.
Nina M. Schneider
Program Director

Center for Book Arts
626 Broadway, 5th floor
New York, NY  10012
(212) 460-9768
(212) 673-4635 fax
bookarts@xxxxxxxxxxxx


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