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Books / Vessels / Hours, Lara Head May 2019

Books / Vessels / Hours, Lara Head

Graduate School of Art Theses

My thesis works two vessels, book : 300 hours and book : terrain explore and enact states of meditation, focusing on the process of making and the specificity of materials used. The meditative aspects of my process of making correlate to an anticipated meditation in the observer's time spent viewing. I hope to spark in the viewer the same response and state that I myself was in while making. In this text I explore my artistic process and what I hope for the viewer to experience while they are spending time with my works. I discuss how spending time making the ...


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.


Technology And The Printed Book: Pursuing A Holistic Human Experience With A Sacred Text, Rachel Dugan Dec 2018

Technology And The Printed Book: Pursuing A Holistic Human Experience With A Sacred Text, Rachel Dugan

Masters Theses

There exists a sort of gravitas attached to a book that is printed and bound by hand that gets lost on the production line. When holding a hand-printed (or hand-written), hand-bound codex next to a mass-produced book, there is between the two a visible and tactile difference in quality and harmony between form and content. With the modern technological advancements now available, how can the craftsmanship and beauty — the gravitas — evident in books of the past be replicated in a way that is aesthetically pleasing, harmonious in message, and reflective of the present time? As objects, books are designed to ...


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 ...


Investigations Into Botanical Contact Printing (Where The Light Meets The Trees; Thirteen Variations), Christine Marie Manwiller May 2018

Investigations Into Botanical Contact Printing (Where The Light Meets The Trees; Thirteen Variations), Christine Marie Manwiller

Theses and Dissertations

Investigations in Botanical Contact Printing (Where the Light Meets the Trees; Thirteen Variations) explores the process of botanical contact printing on paper, culminating in a series of thirteen handmade artist books. Each of the thirteen books contains a poem from a collection of thirteen poems written by Alice Yousef. Every element of the book: materials, structure, calligraphed text, type of botanical contact print, sometimes the enclosure, responds to the poem, providing a visual interpretation of the written word. The completely different approaches to binding structure in this series intend to not only visually support the text, but also explore the ...


Field Guide, Madeline Helland Jan 2018

Field Guide, Madeline Helland

Scripps Senior Theses

Field Guide is a mixed-media artist book detailing the exploration of a fictitious culture through cartography, narrative, and illustration. It is presented through the lens of an amateur archaeologist, navigating a chain of islands to search for ruins and artifacts. In part, the project is focused on the fantasy of an imagined world. The island chain is a place entirely of my own creation. By creating the viewpoint of an outside explorer, it was possible to navigate through this world. Although I, as the artist, can know everything about this fictitious world, adopting the perspective of someone distanced by time ...


Florentine Bookbinding And Restoration, Emily Erin Purcell May 2016

Florentine Bookbinding And Restoration, Emily Erin Purcell

Senior Theses

Florence, Italy is a hub for art and literature. These two disciplines come together in the tradition of bookbinding, which is alive and well in Florence. A city that appreciates its own rich culture, Florence maintains many traditional practices and crafts, such as bookbinding and metalworking. The Florentines preserve more than just practices, though. The numerous museums in Florence work to physically protect and store pieces of art, artifacts, and documents. All of this preservation was challenged in 1966, with the flood of Florence’s Arno River. The flood destroyed countless manuscripts, books, and pieces of art. With this devastation ...


By Measure Of, Kristen A. Hartman May 2016

By Measure Of, Kristen A. Hartman

Theses and Dissertations

A limited variable editioned artist book, by measure of depicts an allegorical conversation between medieval author Christine de Pizan and a contemporary woman. It is, in essence, an exploration of edges in which the characters examine the parameters of identity, both personally and societally designated–how to define/re-define/emphasize/blur them, and what happens in the space where they meet.


The Collins: W. Collin, Court Bookbinders & Ernst Collin, The Author Of The Pressbengel, Peter D. Verheyen Jan 2016

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

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

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 ...


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 ...


Noble Souls, Margaret Mae Heineman May 2015

Noble Souls, Margaret Mae Heineman

Theses and Dissertations

Sunset Iridescence is a one of a kind sculptural bookwork which reflects the essence of the wings of the Madagascar Sunset Moth. My work is very much about the physical qualities of the materials I use. The papers, inks and gilding supplies used to recreate the colors and iridescence of the moth are described. A comparison of color created by pigment and color created by the refraction of light rays is discussed. Parallels are drawn between the structure of the codex and the behavioral patterns of the moths. The local name for the Madagascar Sunset Moth is Lolonandriana - lolo for ...


The Bone Folder By Ernst Collin (2nd Ed.), Peter D. Verheyen, Ernst Collin Jan 2015

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

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

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 ...


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 ...


Crowing Hens Bindery : A Study In Blank Book And Decorative Paper Design And Production, Mary Louise Sullivan May 2014

Crowing Hens Bindery : A Study In Blank Book And Decorative Paper Design And Production, Mary Louise Sullivan

Theses and Dissertations

Crowing Hens Bindery is an independent business that I have founded to combine my passion for bookbinding, printmaking, and production. The purpose of this study is to provide an opportunity for me begin to make the transition from being a student in a graduate level book arts program to a self-employed bookbinder in a production and market driven environment. To gain a better understanding of production binding techniques I implemented a small production run. I designed three blank book prototypes that focus on the needs of the user, and I developed marketing descriptions to help put these products within a ...


Trace Time, Jill Elise Kambs May 2013

Trace Time, Jill Elise Kambs

Theses and Dissertations

Trace Time is an interdisciplinary book arts exhibit featuring handmade paper installations, one-of-a-kind prints and book objects, and a fine press artist’s book in edition. The theme of this work focuses on the relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world by examining the tension between organic lifecycles and human cultivation, control, and constraint of the environment. By following a system for tracing natural surroundings, I document environmental movement in a series of time-based sequential pieces measuring light, water, and color.


Early American Bookbinding In Brigham Young University's Special Collections, Kylie Ladd Jan 2012

Early American Bookbinding In Brigham Young University's Special Collections, Kylie Ladd

All Student Publications

Bookbinding is a tradition that began in America before America itself. The earliest identified binder was John Ratcliff, who came to Boston from England about 1662. In fact, bookbinding preceded printing in America – the first (anonymous) binding was completed in 1636, and the first printer didn't appear until two years after that. Save for a few major figures, most binders and the bindings they completed remain anonymous, identifiable only by the style of decoration. In this paper will attempt to study the characteristics and traditions of early 19th century publishers and book binding through a case study of a ...


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.


Paper Spine For Thin Volumes, Donia J. Conn, Department Of Preservation And Conservation Jan 2011

Paper Spine For Thin Volumes, Donia J. Conn, Department Of Preservation And Conservation

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Similar in concept to the Molded Paper Spine, this treatment is intended for materials in the collection printed before 1800 in which the text block is less than 1cm thick. The technique comes from Frank Mowery at the Folger Shakespeare Library.


Where Book Art And Technology Mingle, Peter D. Verheyen, Richard Minsky Oct 2010

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

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

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.


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 Jan 2010

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

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

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 ...


Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-Year Odyssey Of Art And Craft By Don Etherington, Peter D. Verheyen Jan 2010

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

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

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 ...


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/ .


Der Gebrochene Rücken: A Variation Of The German Case Binding, Peter D. Verheyen Jan 2009

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

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

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 Jan 2009

The Bone Folder By Ernst Collin, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

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 ...


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 ...