The Naked Book
Presented by the Book Arts Program, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
August 3 & 5
Tuesday & Thursday, 4–6:30 pm, MDT
$100, materials kit & shipping included
(an additional $25 will be billed for international shipping)
Online instruction via Zoom. Participants receive link and materials kit prior to the workshop. In order to ensure time for shipping of materials kits, participants should register a minimum of two weeks prior to the series/session.
Christopher McAfee received a BFA in printmaking in 1993 from Brigham Young University where he began learning to bind books. In 1995, he went on to receive an MFA in bookbinding from the University of Alabama where he began learning book conservation. He has since worked for both Brigham Young University and the LDS Church History Department conserving and preserving books, documents, photos, etc. Christopher is currently the Head Conservator at Brigham Young University. As a conservator, Chris is concerned with books as artifacts, though many people think of books as mere containers for information. As a book artist, Chris makes books for which the container is part of the information ensuring their artifactual value.