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[BKARTS] Adam Larrson lecture

The New York Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers invites you to:

A lecture by Adam Larsson

Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 7pm
203 Butler Library, Columbia University

Adam Larsson will present a lecture and slide show on limp vellum
bindings found in the Uppsala University Library collections. The
majority of the bindings date from around the 13th to 16th century and
were originally in the monastery library in Vadstena, Sweden. Styles
include both long- and chain-stitched through the covers with supporting
spine plates of horn, wood or leather. Mr. Larsson will discuss the
bookbinding methods and techniques found in these books, including the
use of spine plates and sewing reinforcement.

Adam Larsson has been the book conservator at the Uppsala University
Library in Sweden since 1994. He received his training at an Arts &
Crafts school in Sweden through a two-year program covering book
history, historical bookbinding, and traditional bookbinding. He has
been lecturing and teaching workshops since 1995 in Europe and since
1998 in the United States. His bookbindings have been in over twenty
exhibitions in Sweden, France, Italy, Estonia, Finland, Belgium and the
United States.

Directions: By subway, take the 1 or 9 train, by bus take the M4, M104
or M11 bus to 116th street.  Enter the campus gates, and follow signs
for Butler Library on the south lawn.  The library entrance is
approximately at 115th street.

RSVP: Maria Fredericks at: mf360@columbia.edu or Anne Hillam at:

A reception will follow the lecture.

Alexis Hagadorn
Conservator for Special Collections
Conservation Laboratory, 109 Butler
Columbia Unversity Libraries
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY  10027
(212)854-3290 (fax)

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