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[BKARTS] Jan Sobota Presentation


Occasion: Czech bookbinder, Jan Sobota, is visiting and is showing his DVD
on his Two-Three Coverboard Structure, a binding technique that he has
developed. He will walk us through the  binding techniques as we watch the

Where: Benefactor's Room, Bridwell Library, 6005 Bishop Boulevard, Southern
Methodist University, Dallas, TX

When: Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $5.00

Two-Three Coverboard Structure Description: Recently, a new trend in
bookbinding has evolved based upon the experience of restorers with old and
new bindings. They have found that some old, historic bindings that were
bound without the creation of shoulders along the spine edge of the text
block lasted longer than newer books bound using the shoulder technique. Jan
Sobota is using a new binding technique which combines historic techniques
and modern trends, creating structures and designs without using the shoulder
technique. It is possible to create very interesting designs using this

About the Presenter, Jan Sobota: Czech bookbinder, Jan Sobota's contribution
to modern bookbinding spans a broad spectrum, from creative art form to the
painstaking craft and science of conservation and restoration work. Mr.
Sobota has extensive knowledge and forty years of experience and is
well-known on the international bookbinding scene for his original and
unusual book sculptures and objects. His work has been exhibited in
countries on four continents and he has received some 20 prizes. For more
information on Jan Sobota, check his website: http://www.jsobota.cz/
Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Pamela Leutz, <pleutz@xxxxxxx>

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