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[BKARTS] Edelpappband / "Millimeter" Binding Bind-O-Rama Entry Deadline - October 1, 2005



Edelpappband / "Millimeter" Binding Bind-O-Rama Entry Deadline - October 1, 2005

See <http://www.philobiblon.com/millimeter> for complete information, including a tutorial, bibliography, and examples.

Following on the success of Spring[binding] Hath Sprung <http://www.philobiblon.com/springbackbindorama.htm>, a Bind-O-Rama celebrating the springback binding, we now announce the the second annual Bind-O-Rama which will celebrate the edelpappband, or as "millimeter" binding as it is called in the United States.

What we call the "millimeter" binding in North America is a "nobler" version of the German "pappband," or paper binding, hence the name "edelpappband." The technique is based on the German case (Bradel) binding which is covered in paper. What distinguishes the technique is that cloth, leather, or vellum trim is added to the head and tail, foredges, and/or corners for greater durability, making the book more elegant at the same time.

In Denmark, a variant with the leather trim running along the entire length of the head and tail is referred to the Rubow binding after the librarian who suggested it, but in essence they are all variations on the same technique which can be developed even further.

All varieties can be made "in-boards" or as case bindings, instructions for the cased version of which follows. The style is an ideal introduction to working with leather as only small amounts are needed and scraps can easily be used. And, while the structure is rather simple, and the style an ideal introduction to working with leather, a well-crafted binding in this styles requires precision, well balanced proportions, and exacting attention to detail

This style of binding is well suited for smaller, thinner, books, and with the right proportions creates an extremely elegant binding suitable for editions as well as one-of-a-kind bindings.

Entry & Submission Information:

Two digital images (640 x 480 pixels @ 72dpi, jpg file format) of your edelpappband / "millimeter" binding:

Images must show:

An overall view which depicts the binding at its best Detail of an aspect of the trim. [E.g., detail of leather trim at head and tail]


Files should be named as binder's name-1.jpg... (e.g. verheyen-1.jpg, verheyen-2.jpg)


Images must meet these guidelines to be accepted, and be of good quality.

A very brief description including:

Binder's Name Location (City, Country) Description of design (including dimensions in centimeters, materials and location of trim used) Instructor / Where learned All information must be included to be accepted.

Maximum Number of Entries: Two

Entry Fee: NONE - This is for the greater glory of the edelpappband/"millimeter" binding.

Entry Deadline: October 1, 2005.

To Enter: For more information, or to send images and description contact: verheyen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Entries will be compiled into an online catalog, which will be viewable here on the Book Arts Web as well as being published in the next issue of the Bonefolder <http://www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder>

See <http://www.philobiblon.com/millimeter> for complete information, including a tutorial, bibliography, and examples.

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