[GBW] Symposium on Publishers' Bindings Feb. 22, NYC

susan martin smartin310 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 10:58:04 EST 2008


Hi Clare,
You did get my check - I hope! I sent you payment sometime last week for
both symposium and workshop. If there's a problem, can you let me know?

Susan

On Jan 31, 2008 9:48 AM, Clare Manias <cmanias at yahoo.com> wrote:

>
>
> It is filling up, please let me know if you are planning to attend:
>
>
>
> Guild
> of Book Workers and Grolier Club Symposium:
>
>
>
>
>
> THE
> HISTORY, TECHNOLOGY AND CONSERVATION
>
>
> OF
> NINETEENTH-CENTURY PUBLISHERS' BINDINGS
>
>
>
>
>
> Friday,
> February 22, 9:00-5:00
>
>
> Grolier
> Club, 47 East 60th Street
>
>
>
>
>
> Registration:
> $60, $50 for members of the Grolier Club and the GBW. To register, send a
> check
> made out to the Guild of Book Workers to Clare Manias, GBW NY Chapter, 534
>  Leonard Street, Brooklyn, NY
>  11222. For more information
> please contact cmanias at yahoo.com or call 212-851-5603. Places limited to
> 100.
>
>
>
>
>
> Concurrent
> with the upcoming exhibition The Proper Decoration of Book Covers: The
> Life and
> Work of Alice C. Morse from the Collection of Mindell Dubansky, the Guild
> of
> Book Workers will co-sponsor with the Grolier Club a one-day symposium
> dedicated to the history, technology and conservation of
> nineteenth-Century
> publishers' bindings.
>
>
> Interest
> in the publishers' binding and its importance in the history of the book
> is
> growing. Please join us as we hear from curators, conservators, artists
> and
> historians about the history, design, construction and conservation of
> this
> expanding area of interest.
>
>
>
>
>
> The
> speakers and schedule is:
>
>
>
>
>
> 9:00-9:30 Coffee,
> Registration and Introduction
>
>
>
>
>
> 9:30-10:00
>
>
> Sue
> Allen, the foremost historian of 19th-century American book covers will
> speak
> on "The Thrill and Beauty of Nineteenth-Century Book Covers, 1830-1910."
> She
> will examine the materials, technology, and styles of publishers' bindings
> from
> this period.
>
>
>
>
>
> 10:00-10:30
>
>
> Mindell
> Dubansky, Preservation Librarian at the Watson Library, The Metropolitan
> Museum
> of Art, will discuss the career and designs of Alice C. Morse (1863-1961),
> a
> prominent American (New York)
> book-cover designer during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
>
>
>
>
>
> 10:30-10:45 Break
>
>
>
>
>
> 10:45-11:15
>
>
> Mike
> Kelly, Curator of Books at the Fales Library and Special Collections at
> New
>  York University,
> will talk about how the development of decorative cloth bindings in the
> 19th
> century enabled publishers to explore new ways of using packaging to sell
> books
> in the era which the novel rose to cultural dominance.
>
>
>
>
>
> 11:15-11:45
>
>
> Robert
> J. Milevski, Preservation Librarian at the Princeton University Library,
> will
> speak about the staff, methods and products of the Extra Bindery at
> Riverside
> Press, part of Houghton Mifflin, from about 1880, until the 1910s or
> 1920s.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 11:45-12:15
>
>
> Richard
> Minsky, book artist and founder of the Center for Book Arts, will speak on
> the
> evolution of design on publishers' bindings from 1872 to 1929, and on how
> he
> adapted the technique of textured gold, used for single-die stamping
> during
> that period, for use in his own bindings.
>
>
>
>
>
> 12:15-1:45 Lunch
>
>
>
>
>
> 1:45-2:15
>
>
> Stuart Walker, Conservator for the Boston Public Library,
> will speak on the career of Sarah Whitman, one of America's most important
> and
> influential book designers and the principle designer for Houghton Mifflin
> in
> the 1880's and 1890's.
>
>
>
>
>
> 2:15-2:45
>
>
> Todd
> Pattison, Senior Book Conservator at the Northeast
>  Document Conservation
>  Center, will speak on "Why, What
> and How? The Conservation of 19th Century Cloth Publishers' Bindings."
> Pattison
> will address the ethical issues and techniques which relate to the
> conservation
> of 19th century books.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 2:45-3:15
>
>
> Jessica
> Lacher-Feldman, Project Manager of Publishers Binding Online, will educate
> participants on the use and advantages of PBO, a resource which includes
> nearly
> 5,000 bindings and over 10,000 images of bindings in a fully searchable
> database. She will demonstrate how collectors, artists, binders and
> conservators can utilize PBO to their advantage.
>
>
>
>
>
> 3:15-3:30         Break
>
>
>
>
>
> 3:30-4:30         A
> moderated panel discussion with all the presenters.
>
>
>
>
>
> Additional
> support provided by Talas: Professional Archival, Conservation,
> Restoration and
> Bookbinding Supplies and Wert Bookbinding.
>
>
>
>
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