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RBS Winter Session 1998 courses

RBS Winter Session 1998

Rare Book School (RBS) Winter Session 1998 offers several five-day,
non-credit courses on the history of bookbinding and book illustration at
the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA, in January and March
1988. The Winter Session courses, all of which have been offered for many
years at RBS, are identical in content to the RBS summer session versions.
  Students make a full-time commitment to any course they attend, from 8:30
am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday; most students also attend an informal dinner on
the Sunday evening be fore their first class on Monday. In addition to the
for mal classes, there are early-evening public lectures and other events
throughout the week.
  The tuition for each five-day Winter Session course is $595.
Reasonably-priced hotel accommodation is readily available nearby.
  For an application form, write Rare Book School, 114 Alderman Library,
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2498; or fax
804/924-8824; or email biblio@xxxxxxxxxxxx; or telephone 804/924-8851.
Electronic copies of various other RBS documents can be accessed through
our World Wide Web site:

        <http://poe.acc.virginia.edu/~old books/bap.html>

January 1998 Session
Monday 5 January - Friday 9 January

11 European Bookbinding, 1500-1800. How bookbinding in the post-medieval
period developed to meet the demands placed on it by the growth of
printing: techniques and materials employed to meet these demands; the
development of temporary bindings (for example, pamphlets and publishers'
bindings); the emergence of structures usually associated with volume
production in the c19; the dating of undecorated bindings; the
identification of national and local binding styles. Instructor: Nicholas

Nicholas Pickwoad is a book conservator in private practice. From 1992 to
1995, he was Conservator at the Harvard University Library, before which he
was Advisor to the [English] National Trust for Conservation. This will be
the 18th time he has taught his celebrated course at RBS.

12 Book Illustration to 1890. The identification of illustration processes
and techniques, including wood cut, etching, engraving, stipple, aquatint,
mezzotint, lithography, wood engraving, steel engraving, process relief,
collotype, photogravure, and color printing. The course will be taught
almost entirely from the extensive Book Arts Press files of examples of
illustration processes. As part of the course, students will make their own
etchings, drypoints, and relief cuts in supervised laboratory sessions.
Offered again in the March session. Instructor: Terry Belanger.

Terry Belanger founded RBS in 1983 at Columbia University. Since 1992, he
has been University Professor and Honorary Curator of Special Collections
at the University of Virginia. In 1997, the Book Arts Press, which he
founded in 1972, celebrated its 25th anniversary.

March 1998 Session
Monday 9 March - Friday 13 March

31 Book Illustration to 1890 (Session II). For description, see no 12.
Instructor: Terry Belanger.

32 Publishers' Bookbindings, 1830-1910. The study of publishers'
bookbindings, chiefly in the US, but with frequent reference to England,
and occasional reference to Continental developments. Topics: the rise of
the edition binder; design styles and how they developed; new techniques,
machines, and materials introduced in the c19; the identification of
rarities; the physical description of bindings; the preservation of
publishers' bindings. The course will make extensive use of the Book Arts
Press's notable collection of c19 and early c20 binding exemplars.
Instructor: Sue Allen.

Sue Allen is recognized as the foremost authority on 19th- century American
book covers. Her research, lectures, writings, and exhibitions guide
librarians and conservators in the selective preservation of English and
American bindings of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

This information will be mounted on the BAP's Web Page shortly.

Terry Belanger  :  University Professor  :   University of Virginia
Book Arts Press : 114 Alderman Library : Charlottesville, VA  22903
Tel: 804/924-8851   FAX: 804/924-8824  email: belanger@xxxxxxxxxxxx
            URL: http://poe.acc.virginia.edu/~oldbooks/

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