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Re: [BKARTS] BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 8 Aug 2004 to 9 Aug 2004 (#2004-216)



At 02:00 PM 8/10/2004, you wrote:
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Topics of the day:

  1. Three Bienes Center Book Arts Workshops
  2. Printing for eternity
  3. Printing/binding for eternity
  4. what's this measurement? (4)
  5. Edge Painting
  6. workshop for slip covers

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Date:    Mon, 9 Aug 2004 08:02:27 -0400
From:    James Findlay <Jfindlay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Three Bienes Center Book Arts Workshops

The Bienes Center for the Literary Arts is pleased to offer the
following book arts workshops:

#1) THE ARTIST'S JOURNAL

*Thery McKinney, Instructor
Saturday, August 28, 2004, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$85.00 (includes $35.00 materials fee)

The artist's journal is a specialized book structure that allows
immediate availability for quick sketches and small painterly studies.
This one-day workshop will provide step-by-step instructions for the
construction of a finished flexible canvas-bound journal. The journal is
divided into three sections: 1) a section for notes and graphite
drawings; 2) watercolor sketches, and; 3) acrylic or mixed media
paintings.
All materials will be provided for the cover decoration and assemblage
of a finished book.
Discussion will include the "how to" personalize the journal for your
own specific requirements.
No previous bookbinding experience necessary.
Parking instructions will be sent upon registration confirmation.
Limited enrollment.
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#2) NO-GLUE, NO-SEW BOOKS

*Thery McKinney, Instructor
Saturday, September 11, 2004, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$75.00 (includes $25.00 materials fee)

Don't let the fear of gluing or sewing keep you from creating your own
books. Each participant will explore and finish six inventive book
structures, including a slit and slot construction and ox-plow pamphlet.
All materials will be supplied. Parking instructions will be sent upon
registration confirmation. Limited enrollment.

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#3) COVERED BOXES

*Bob Muens, Instructor
A two-day workshop:
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, noon - 5:30 p.m.
$100 (includes some materials)

A well-made, attractive box is an essential element in the presentation
and production of artists' books, collectable books, or special objects.
In this workshop, participants will construct two types of boxes: a
lidded box covered with decorative paper using bone pin closures and an
archival clamshell box: the lidded box is simple, quick, and versatile;
the clamshell provides not only an elegant home for any book but also
aids in its preservation. Boxes incorporate techniques that can be
applied to a variety of structures. Binder's board, book cloth, bone
pins, Japanese ribbon and PVA adhesive will be provided. A list of basic
tools and other supplies required for the class, along with parking
instructions, will be sent upon registration confirmation.
Limited enrollment.

___________________________________________________________

*Thery McKinney  is a multi-media artist and instructor with twenty
years of experience who specializes in calligraphy, paper and fabric
marbling, and the creation of artists' books. She graduated from Florida
State University with a BA in Fine Arts and has studied with nationally
and internationally known masters.
She was the winner of the 2000 Florida Artists' Book Prize.

*Bob Muens received his training in Washington, D.C., from Florentine
bookbinder, Gianluca Chegai and noted English-style binder, Thomas
Albro. On staff at the Conservation Office of the Library of Congress
for five years, he worked on the preservation and repair of books and
other objects from the Library's rare collections. In 1996 he opened his
first studio in Key West. He is a member of the Guild of Book Workers
and the American Institute for Conservation.



James A. Findlay
Broward County Main Library
Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
The Dianne & Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library
100 S. Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
954-357-8692 (voice)
954-357-6762 (fax)
jfindlay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (e-mail)
www.broward.org/bienes

Broward County Libraries Division
(A Service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners)



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Printing for eternity
SOme of the original printed books are in good shape still.  Perhaps a book
printed in the traditional way, bound without leather and packed ina vacuum
sealed container would keep as well as anuthing else.


Date:    Mon, 9 Aug 2004 09:32:56 -0300
From:    Chris Palmer <cpalmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Printing for eternity

A friend and I were discussing "printing for eternity" so to speak. That is,
he is thinking of printing "books" that are intended to be stored in time
capsules, mausoleums, etc for thousands of years, perhaps to be read once
every century. "Think Dead Sea Scrolls" he says.

His approach is to use aluminum foil pages and emboss the letters into the
foil with some sort of heavy dot matrix printer. Then he would bind the book
using thicker aluminum covers with Chicago posts to hold together the
aluminum foil pages.

He realises that paper will last many centuries but cannot control storage
conditions and believes there is too much chance paper will decompose in
humid conditions. Besides, he is concerned about the ink sticking to the
paper over the long term.

My comments were that

1. Aluminum foil is not all that stable in the long run. Aluminum does
corrode, particularly in the presence of salt water. I am concerned that it
would become very brittle over time.(Gold would be too pricey, however!)

2. It would not stand up to any amount of handling, pages that are flexible
would be  too thin and subject to tearing and creasing. He says its only
intended to be read once a century or so.

3. Chicago posts would be a source of stress and cracking over time, same
problem with stresses where the type is embossed into the page.

4. I suggested stable plastics such as Mylar and Tyvek, but he thinks ink
will come off.  And, of course, is mylar stable and flexible for 10,000
years?

5. I have suggested using aluminum offset printing plates. Letters are
etched on the plate and readable.  Would the etching last a long time?
Perhaps the reader could be provided with instructions on a simple way to
take a print from an offset plate?

6. Are there binding systems available to bind and store offset plates? Do
offset plates come in small sizes , that is the size of a single book page?

Has anyone worked with this idea of printing for eternity? Are there any
printing companies or even individual artists thinking about this?

The only thing I have found is
http://www.norsam.com/rosetta.html

who are making a micro-etched metal plates to store hundreds of pages on a
disk, using ion- beams and photo-lithography.

Any ideas, comments or suggestions would be very much appreciated...


Clamp the invitations firnly together in a press of some sort and do all the painting in one go. The paint should be a faily dry mix or it will bleed into the sheets. Practice with some offcuts first. Add a little shine with beeswax after the paint is dry.

A simple press can be made from two pieces of wood and two or four bolts with wingnuts, something like the presses used for flowers. Adrienne Allen


Date:    Mon, 9 Aug 2004 17:27:44 -0700
From:    eunice moyle <eunice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Edge Painting

Hello!  I have a client who is demanding edge painting on her wedding
invitations and I am seriously growing grey hairs trying to figure out how
to set up the sheets (and what medium to use) to get the edges painted
without bleeding.  I have never done this before and the technique is
completely eluding me. Any assistance would be *so* appreciate.  This woman
is going to send me to the looney bin! :)

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