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[BKARTS] upcoming Rare Book School courses

[Cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication.]

RARE BOOK SCHOOL is pleased to announce its Winter and Spring 2003
Sessions, a collection of five-day, non-credit courses on topics concerning
rare books, manuscripts, the history of books and printing, and special
collections to be held at the University of Virginia.

FOR AN APPLICATION FORM and electronic copies of the complete brochure and
Rare Book School expanded course descriptions, providing additional details
about the courses offered and other information about Rare Book School,
visit our Web site at


Subscribers to the list may find the following Rare Book School courses to
be of particular interest:

bookbinding in the postmedieval 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 Pickwoad.

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 [British] National Trust for conservation. He has taught
this course at Rare Book School many times since 1987.

identification of illustration processes and techniques, including (but not
only) woodcut, etching, engraving, stipple, aquatint, mezzotint,
lithography, wood engraving, steel engraving, process line and halftone
relief, collotype, photogravure, and color printing. The course will be
taught almost entirely from the extensive Rare Book School 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. Instructor: Terry Belanger.

TERRY BELANGER, founding director of Rare Book School, is University
Professor and Honorary Curator of Special Collections at the University of
Virginia. He and Joan Friedman taught this course four times between 1983
and 1987; since 1988, he has taught the course alone at least once annually.

3-7).  An explanation of the diversities of European bookbinding
structures, up to and including the early period of more generalized
practice and division of labor. Topics: identification (where possible) of
the main types of binding structures; their dating and provenance; the
recognition and recording of materials and techniques. Instructor:
Christopher Clarkson.

CHRISTOPHER CLARKSON has held conservation positions at the Bodleian
Library, the Walters Art Gallery, and the Library of Congress. An
internationally renowned consultant on the care of medieval manuscripts and
bindings, he is now in independent practice in Oxford. He has taught this
course at Rare Book School many times since 1984.

Rare Book School                        Phone: 434/924-8851
114 Alderman Library            Fax: 434/924-8824
University of Virginia          Email: oldbooks@virginia.edu
Charlottesville, VA  22903              http://www.rarebookschool.org

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