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Bookbindings By Peter D. Verheyen, An Exhibition At Maxwell Library, Bridgewater State University, 2019 Jan 2019

Bookbindings By Peter D. Verheyen, An Exhibition At Maxwell Library, Bridgewater State University, 2019

Peter D Verheyen

Checklist for the invitational solo exhibition of book bindings created by Peter D. Verheyen 2009 - 2018. The exhibition was held at the Maxwell Library Rare Book Room, Bridgewater State University (MA), February 1 - April 5, 2019.


A Bookbinder’S Journey, Peter D. Verheyen Jul 2018

A Bookbinder’S Journey, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

The Syracuse University Libraries Assembly (SULA) presents Peter Verheyen, Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries. At this illustrated lecture on July 30, 2018 Verheyen spoke to his career as a bookbinder with a focus on his creative work. A video recording that also includes the questions & answers can be viewed here. Among the facets discussed were how his experiences and the mentorship he received as a work-study student guided him to apprentice in his “native” Germany; the materials and techniques he uses to craft his bindings, many of which have been exhibited throughout the US and abroad; and a recent project ...


The Collins: W. Collin, Court Bookbinders & Ernst Collin, The Author Of The Pressbengel, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2015

The Collins: W. Collin, Court Bookbinders & Ernst Collin, The Author Of The Pressbengel, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

The Berlin-based firm of W. Collin led by Wilhelm and Georg Collin and the antiquarian, author, and editor Ernst Collin were among the leaders in German bookbinding trade and writings about the trade from the mid-1800’s into the mid-1930’s. During that same time, bookbinding experienced many transformations, as well, moving from a trade practiced in smaller master-run shops to large industrial firms, including changes in materials, book structure, aesthetics, and overall business climate with concerns about quality and business opportunities. As court bookbinders to Prussian Kings and German Emperors, the firm of W. Collin was privileged with access ...


Die Collins: W. Collin, Hofbuchbinder & Ernst Collin, Der Autor Des Pressbengels, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2015

Die Collins: W. Collin, Hofbuchbinder & Ernst Collin, Der Autor Des Pressbengels, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

Die Berliner Buchbinderei W. Collin mit ihren Leitfiguren Wilhelm und Georg Collin, die letzten Hofbuchbinder zu den preußischen Königen und deutschen Kaisern, sowie der Antiquar, Schriftsteller und Redakteur Ernst Collin, zählten zu den bedeutendsten Persönlichkeiten der deutschen Buchbinderei von Mitte des 19ten Jahrhunderts bis in die 1930er des 20ten Jahrhunderts. In dieser Zeit erlebte die Buchbinderei infolge der industriellen Revolution eine Umstrukturierung von kleinen Handwerksbetrieben zu Großbuchbindereien. Dies führte mit sich Vereinfachungen und Rationalisierungen an Technik, Material, sowie ästhetische und wirtschaftliche Änderungen. Als Hofbuchbinderei hatte die Firma W. Collin unter Wilhelm und Georg Collin besonderen Zugang zu und Aufträge von ...


Teaching Book Arts At Syracuse University Libraries, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2015

Teaching Book Arts At Syracuse University Libraries, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

Slides for presentation on teaching book arts to varying levels of students and community groups by the speaker at Syracuse University Libraries. 10 minute "shorts" presentation given at the Syracuse University Libraries’ Unconference: Identifying Our Role, Impacts, and Opportunities on our Campus!


The Bone Folder By Ernst Collin (2nd Ed.), Peter D. Verheyen, Ernst Collin Dec 2014

The Bone Folder By Ernst Collin (2nd Ed.), Peter D. Verheyen, Ernst Collin

Peter D Verheyen

DER PRESSBENGEL / THE BONE FOLDER:
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN AN AESTHETICALLY- INCLINED BIBLIOPHILE AND A WELL-VERSED-IN-ALL-ASPECTS-OF-THE- CRAFT BOOKBINDER

By Ernst Collin, translated and introduced by Peter D. Verheyen

Der Pressbengel, by Ernst Collin, was originally published in German in 1922. Conceived as a dialogue between a bibliophile and a master bookbinder on all aspects of the bookbinding craft as well as specific techniques, the text also addresses the conflicts between quality and cost and matters of good taste. The family and bindery of W. Collin were Court Bookbinders in Berlin from the mid 1800 until the "liquidation" of the firm under ...


Open Access: A Model For Sharing Published Conservation Research, Peter D. Verheyen, Priscilla Anderson, Whitney Baker, Beth Doyle Apr 2014

Open Access: A Model For Sharing Published Conservation Research, Peter D. Verheyen, Priscilla Anderson, Whitney Baker, Beth Doyle

Peter D Verheyen

The conservation field has articulated the importance of publishing our research to disseminate information and further the aims of conservation. Article X of AIC’s Code of Ethics states that conservators should “contribute to the evolution and growth of the profession, a field of study that encompasses the liberal arts and the natural sciences” in part by “sharing of information and experience with colleagues, adding to the profession’s written body of knowledge.” Our Guidelines for Practice state “the conservation professional should recognize the importance of published information that has undergone formal peer review,” because, as Commentary 2.1 indicates ...


Stolperstein Für Ernst Collin, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2013

Stolperstein Für Ernst Collin, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

Article (in German) provides biographical details about the life of Ernst Collin, son and grandson of Prussian and German court bookbinders, who was one of the leading writers in the field of bookbinding and the history of the book in the period between the World Wars.

On April 1, 2014 two Stolpersteine (Stumbling Blocks) were laid to memorialize Ernst Collin and his wife Else (nee Cronheim) in front of the entrance to their home at Cicerostr 61 in Berlin. Stolpersteine are “monuments created by Gunter Demnig that commemorate victims of the Holocaust. They are small, cobblestone-sized memorials for an individual ...


Special Formats, Innovative Preservation Storage Solutions, Peter D. Verheyen Apr 2012

Special Formats, Innovative Preservation Storage Solutions, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

Expanded version of earlier (2009) presentation that discusses the types of materials; challenges of the materials; storage options; transport and access; other considerations of oversized materials in libraries and archives. The presentation also discussed the tube storage system developed for architectural and other over-sized drawings at Syracuse University Library as a case-study.


The Bonefolder On Bookbinding Now, Peter D. Verheyen, Karen Hanmer, Miriam Schaer Feb 2012

The Bonefolder On Bookbinding Now, Peter D. Verheyen, Karen Hanmer, Miriam Schaer

Peter D Verheyen

A conservation about "The Bonefolder: an e-journal for the bookbinder and book artist" hosted by Miriam Schaer with Karen Hanmer and Peter Verheyen. The Bonefolder was the only open-access publication of this type in the book arts. The journal was published between 2004-2012.


Platten En Perkament, Peter D. Verheyen, Marlene Hoogeveen (Translator) Dec 2011

Platten En Perkament, Peter D. Verheyen, Marlene Hoogeveen (Translator)

Peter D Verheyen

Translation into Dutch for Handboekbinden (Journal of the Stichting Handboekbinden) by Marlene Hoogeveen of: Peter D. Verheyen. "Vellum on Boards" The Guild of Book Workers Journal 39 (2004).

Vellum is arguably one of the most beautiful binding materials in use, and at the same time one of the least used in modern design bindings. While it is often used in limp bindings, its use “over hard boards” has been much more limited. A study of the bookbinding literature reveals it being covered in-depth to a larger degree in German language trade manuals than in English. This could explain their seemingly ...


Book Repair Basics For Libraries, Peter D. Verheyen, Marianne Hanley Sep 2011

Book Repair Basics For Libraries, Peter D. Verheyen, Marianne Hanley

Peter D Verheyen

This presentation familiarizes viewers with different aspects of circulating collections book repair for school, public, and academic library staff. It shows basic descriptions of techniques using images, and video. This presentation should not be construed as a how-to, hands-on workshop. Likewise, it is not aimed at the treatment of special collections items. Selected resources for training, both hands-on and online are provided at the end.


Karen Hanmer On Bookbinding Now With Peter D Verheyen, Peter D. Verheyen, Karen Hanmer Jul 2011

Karen Hanmer On Bookbinding Now With Peter D Verheyen, Peter D. Verheyen, Karen Hanmer

Peter D Verheyen

Interview of Karen Hanmer on Susan Mills' Bookbinding Now, a New York-based community podcast posted every other Wednesday. This episode of Bookbinding Now was hosted by Peter D. Verheyen in conjunction with Full Tilt at http://www.bookbindingnow.com/.

The interview discusses how Hanmer discovered the book arts, how she develops ideas for her work, her move into the world of traditional fine binding, the business of book arts, teaching, and workshops.

Karen Hanmer is a book artist and binder working in Glenview, IL. Her intimate, playful works fragment and layer text and image to intertwine memory and cultural history ...


Interview On Bookbinding Now With Susan Mills, Peter D. Verheyen, Susan Mills Apr 2011

Interview On Bookbinding Now With Susan Mills, Peter D. Verheyen, Susan Mills

Peter D Verheyen

Interview of Peter Verheyen on Bookbinding Now, a New York-based community podcast posted every other Wednesday. Bookbinding Now is hosted by Susan Mills in conjunction with Full Tilt at http://www.bookbindingnow.com/.

The interview discusses Verheyen's German apprenticeship training in bookbinding, education and training in the book arts, business aspects, as well as Verheyen's own work.

Peter Verheyen is a conservator and bookbinder. He created and maintains The Book Arts Web and is the founder and publisher of an e-journal, The Bonefolder.


Fit To Be Bound In New York, Peter D. Verheyen May 2010

Fit To Be Bound In New York, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

In this illustrated lecture Peter D. Verheyen, bookbinder and head of preservation at Syracuse University Bird Library, will discuss the book arts as practiced in New York state over the past 100 years. Topics included the training required to become a binder, the types of materials used, the growth of book arts organizations and "centers," and a look into the future.


Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-Year Odyssey Of Art And Craft By Don Etherington, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2009

Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-Year Odyssey Of Art And Craft By Don Etherington, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

For those involved with bookbinding, book conservation, or with the Guild of Book Workers, Don Etherington needs no introduction – he has served as a teacher, mentor, and friend. Now, with Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-year Odyssey of Art and Craft we can read about how he came to enter this field, was influenced by his teachers and mentors, and how he helped shape the world of bookbinding and conservation.

"Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-year Odyssey of Art and Craft" contains a forward by Bernard Middleton, another leader in the field, and one who needs little introduction himself. It is divided into the ...


Where Book Art And Technology Mingle, Peter D. Verheyen, Richard Minsky Dec 2009

Where Book Art And Technology Mingle, Peter D. Verheyen, Richard Minsky

Peter D Verheyen

Interview of Peter D. Verheyen by Richard Minsky. Peter Verheyen, conservator, bookbinder, and creator of the Books Arts Web, discusses the current state of book arts. Although he creates impeccable fine bindings that have won international awards, Peter Verheyen's huge contribution to the field of book art has little to do with making or conserving physical books. His magum opus is the Book Arts Web (philobiblon.com), the main location on the Internet for book art information and resources, from online exhibitions to tutorials, opportunities, blogs, and reference materials.


Interview About Book_Arts-L, The Book Arts Web, And Bonefolder, Peter D. Verheyen, Steve Miller Jun 2009

Interview About Book_Arts-L, The Book Arts Web, And Bonefolder, Peter D. Verheyen, Steve Miller

Peter D Verheyen

Interviewed about the Book_Arts-L listserv, the Book Arts Web, and The Bonefolder by Steve Miller of the University of Alabama's MFA in the Book Arts Program for their podcast series. The interview was held during the Hybrid Book Conference at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, June 5, 2009. The topics can be access at http://www.philobiblon.com and the podcast series at http://www.bookarts.ua.edu/ .


Special Formats, Innovative Preservation Storage Solutions, Peter D. Verheyen Jun 2009

Special Formats, Innovative Preservation Storage Solutions, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

The presentation dealt with the tube storage system developed for architectural and other over-sized drawings at Syracuse University Library.


Der Gebrochene Rücken: A Variation Of The German Case Binding, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2008

Der Gebrochene Rücken: A Variation Of The German Case Binding, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

The “gebrochene rücken” is variant of the German case “Bradel” binding, something often described as the quintessential German binding structure. It is precise and adaptive to a variety of needs and aesthetic considerations can be worked “in boards” or as a case. Its closest modern relative is the simplified binding (reliure simplifée) as demonstrated by Sün Evrard and Laura Wait. While there are structural differences (that are not as great as one would think given that one is German and the other French), what both these bindings have in common is that they allow for the use of different covering ...


The Bone Folder By Ernst Collin, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2008

The Bone Folder By Ernst Collin, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

DER PRESSBENGEL/THE BONE FOLDER: A DIALOGUE BETWEEN AN AESTHETICALLY- INCLINED BIBLIOPHILE AND A WELL-VERSED-IN-ALL-ASPECTS-OF-THE- CRAFT BOOKBINDER

By Ernst Collin, translated and introduced by Peter D. Verheyen

Der Pressbengel, by Ernst Collin, was originally published in German in 1922. This is its first translation into English. Conceived as a dialogue between a bibliophile and a master bookbinder on all aspects of the bookbinding craft as well as specific techniques, the text also addresses the conflicts between quality and cost and matters of good taste. An introduction by the translator discusses the historical context of the decline of formal training, a ...


The Changing Book: Transitions In Design, Production, And Preservation, Peter D. Verheyen Nov 2008

The Changing Book: Transitions In Design, Production, And Preservation, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

This book review was originally published in the Guild of Book Workers' Newsletter, Vol 181, December, 2008.

"The Changing Book: Transitions in Design Production, and Preservation publishes the proceedings of the conference of the same name organized by and held at the University of Iowa July 22-25,2005. This conference tied together many threads, from an exhibition honoring the life's work of William (Bill) Anthony, the first conservator at the University of Iowa and teacher to some of today's best, to a "tent show" which gave the public the opportunity to learn about the book arts hands-on, to ...


A Day With "Master" Bookbinder Peter D. Verheyen, Peter D. Verheyen Nov 2007

A Day With "Master" Bookbinder Peter D. Verheyen, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

Illustrated presentation on the speaker's training and professional path in bookbinding, book arts, and conservation presented to the Cornell University Book Arts Club. Audio portion of presentation is 61.7MB mp3 file.


Member Profiles: Karen Hanmer And Peter Verheyen, Peter D. Verheyen, Karen A. Hanmer Jul 2007

Member Profiles: Karen Hanmer And Peter Verheyen, Peter D. Verheyen, Karen A. Hanmer

Peter D Verheyen

This is the second in a continuing series of interviews of Guild members. Current and former Exhibitions Chairs Karen Hanmer and Peter Verheyen met at Standards in Chicago in 1999. She never dreamed his subliminal messages would entice her from making “freaky-foldies” to become a binder. He never suspected she would attempt to seduce him to the other side with odd examples of vaguely book-like ephemera. They share an appreciation of fine craft, spare design, and excessively robust (read Teutonic) endsheets.


William Anthony Fine Binder, Peter D. Verheyen Jan 2006

William Anthony Fine Binder, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

William “Bill” Anthony (1926-1989) was arguably one of the most influential bookbinders and conservators in the US. His impact cannot be measured by his work alone but also by his legacy as demonstrated by all those he trained, many of whom are now leaders in the field in their own right. Lawrence Yerkes’ forward and Helen Ryan’s introduction to the catalog describe not only Anthony’s life and work, but also the emotional bond they had with him and his spirit that touched so many.


The German Case Binding, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2005

The German Case Binding, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

The case (Bradel) binding is the most common, general purpose binding structure in use by binders in Germany. What sets it apart from other case bindings is that the cover boards and spine stiffener are joined together with a strip of sturdy paper before covering. This allows the covers to be fit precisely to the textblock, especially at the joint and fore-edge. For this reason the structure is also very well suited to beginners. Books using this structure are generally covered in full cloth, paper, or a combination of the two. The structure is not well suited to leather binding ...


Millimeter Binding / Edelpappband, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2004

Millimeter Binding / Edelpappband, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

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. This article describes how to complete a binding using this technique.


Springback Ledger Bindings (English Style), Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2004

Springback Ledger Bindings (English Style), Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

During his introduction, Richard Baker described how, while Deputy Head of the Conservation Bindery of the Johns Hopkins University Library'he was introduced to the springback binding. The historical development of the springback, originally patented in Great Britain in 1799 by John and Joseph Williams, is described in Bernard Middleton's History of English Craft Bookbinding, but Middleton does not detail the steps required to complete a binding. The springbackalso has a long history in the German binding tradition, where it continues to see regular use, especially for guestbooks.

As a style, the springback is firmly rooted in the "trade ...


Vellum On Boards, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2003

Vellum On Boards, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

Vellum is arguably one of the most beautiful binding materials in use, and at the same time one of the least used in modern design bindings. While it is often used in limp bindings, its use “over hard boards” has been much more limited. A study of the bookbinding literature reveals it being covered in-depth to a larger degree in German language trade manuals than in English. This could explain their seemingly greater popularity in Germany, as evidenced by reproductions in exhibition catalogs and other publications. With a decline in traditional training opportunities, it is becoming increasing difficult to find ...


Storage Of Architectural Materials At The Syracuse University Library, Peter D. Verheyen, Carolyn Davis, Debra Olson Dec 2002

Storage Of Architectural Materials At The Syracuse University Library, Peter D. Verheyen, Carolyn Davis, Debra Olson

Peter D Verheyen

When the Department of Special Collections at the Syracuse University Library acquired the papers of Werner Seligmann, an architect and former Dean of the Syracuse University School of Architecture, the opportunity presented itself to develop a model storage system that could be applied to the other architectural drawings in the Department. While not large in comparison to these other collections, the Seligmann Papers were sizable enough to give us a better understanding of the storage issues involved if we decided to undertake the task of re-housing our other drawings. If such a task were to be undertaken, a new storage ...