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Re: [BKARTS] Other book arts communities?



Hi Jen:  why not try the home-study programme offered by the Canadian Bookbinders & Book Artists Guild?  They will send you course video tapes and manuals for Bookbinding I and when you feel comfortable you can proceed to Bookbinding II, etc.

For more detail, please write to Shelagh Smith, Managing Director at CBBAG.  Email:  bembo@xxxxxxxxxxxx

the website is:  www.cbbag.ca

Cheers,
Mercedes :-)

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From: jen justjen <>
Date: 2003/06/05 Thu AM 12:40:25 EST
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Other book arts communities?

Thanks Peter,
I have Ikegami's Japanese BookBinding and Paola Rosari's Bookbinding basics
I will definately keep and eye out for/order Books, Boxes, and Portfolios.

Unfortunatley (or fortunatley depending on perspective) I live in Sydney,
Australia and it would be a big move for me to attend any of the fine
schools you have listed.

As far as I have been able to find there are no bookbinding courses offered
by any of the fine arts colleges here in Australia, there is a one year
full-time course at TAFE (community college) but as I said I'd been warned
away from that one by two different people (one a student and one a
proffesional binder) Plus by boyfriend is a toy designer/illustrator and we
might be moving interstate with his work in the next two months so I'm not
so much looking into tuition right now as looking for a support network.

The book-arts yahoo group is looking good and of course I will remain
subsribed to this wonderful list so I can learn from the proffesionals as
well.

Kindest regards,
Jen Hook
http://jen.f1-comics.com

>From: "Peter D. Verheyen" <verheyen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: Book_Arts-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: Other book arts communities?
>Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 18:33:38 -0400
>
>I would suggest getting some good books. While there is a good bit of sound
>how-to information on the web, the best is still in print form only,
>especially  traditional binding. My favorite is "Books, Boxes, and
>Portfolios" by Zeier. Amazon (and others) carry it. I have a pretty
>comprehensive bibliography online at
><http://www.philobiblon.com/bibliography-bookbinding.htm> in which I've
>included abstracts of the contents, as well as some judgmental comments as
>to target audience. Many are "historic" in nature, but many are not. Take a
>look.
>
>If you want to do bookbinding as a career, I would suggest looking at the
>North Bennet Street School in Boston, or at some of the MFA programs such
>as Iowa and Alabama. There are also others. Check out
><http://www.philobiblon.com/programs.htm>. Classes at a community college
>can help determine if this is something you're interested in, tell you
>something about your aptitude, and you'll learn something. Classes depend
>on the instructor. You many also want to look into private instruction. The
>Guild of Book Workers has a "Study Opportunities List" at
><http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/studyopp.shtml>. They're a
>"professional" organization which organizes exhibitions, an annual
>conference, and publishes a very useful Journal and bi-monthly Newsletter.
>Check them out. The "Study Opportunities List" is very helpful. They also
>have a members-only listserv.
>
>Where are you located?
>
>p.
>
> >The reason I ask is I feel a little out of my depth, I want to pursue
> >bookbinding as a possible career but at this stage I'm still working on
>my
> >basic skills, I've been warned away from the community college course in
>my
> >area  by a proffesional binder whose work I respect.
>
>
>
>
>__________________________________
>
>Peter D. Verheyen
>Bookbinder & Conservator
><verheyen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>The Book Arts Web & Book_Arts-L Listserv
><http://www.philobiblon.com>
>

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