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A Bookbinder’S Journey: My Analog And Virtual Life In The Book Arts., Peter D. Verheyen Oct 2019

A Bookbinder’S Journey: My Analog And Virtual Life In The Book Arts., Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

The Wells College Book Arts Center presents Peter D. Verheyen, the 48th Susan Garretson Swartzburg ’60 Memorial Book Arts Lecture.

At this illustrated lecture on October 17, 2019, Verheyen spoke about his career as a bookbinder, conservator and academic librarian. Along with examples of his work, he discussed the materials and techniques he uses to craft his bindings, with selections of his bindings for attendees to explore. He also discussed his 25 years of building online book arts communities, and a recent project which ties together the many threads of his long and accomplished career. Among the facets discussed were ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


The Springback: Account Book Binding (German Style), Peter D. Verheyen, Donia Conn Dec 2002

The Springback: Account Book Binding (German Style), Peter D. Verheyen, Donia Conn

Peter D Verheyen

These instructions for making a springback account book are derived from my notes as an apprentice at the Kunstbuchbinderei Klein, with adaptations over time. While my training is in the German tradition, the steps outlined should not be radically different from the English tradition. Although the technique was originally patented in Great Britain in 1799 by John and Joseph Williams,) the authors have found very few descriptions of this method in contemporary English language texts. Alex J. Vaughan describes the technique with great detail in Section II, 'Stationery Binding' of Modern Bookbinding. There is also an historical mention in Bernard ...


Bringing Us Together / Getting Us Out, Peter D. Verheyen Oct 1998

Bringing Us Together / Getting Us Out, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

The past five years have seen an explosion in the use of the Internet by book artists both as a tool for communication and as a means of publicizing their work. Not quite as rapidly, but steadily nevertheless some formerly traditional book artists have left the confines and limitations of hot type on damp paper to explore the creation of "books" which can only exist in digital form. In this presentation, I will explore how both book artists and the book arts represent themselves using digital media and what I see as some of the implications for the ways in ...


Basic Paper Treatments For Printed Book Materials, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 1990

Basic Paper Treatments For Printed Book Materials, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

In October of 1989, at the Guild of Book Workers' Standards of Excellence Seminar, Betsy Palmer Eldridge gave a presentation on "Basic Paper Treatments for Printed Book Materials." This 2 1/2 hour presentation was a very ambitious undertaking, but she did a magnificent job.

Since these presentations and the synopses that later appeared in the GBW Newsletter, there has been some discussion. The presentations and these articles are not to be construed as a "how to" of basic paper conservation but rather as an introduction for those with interest but little experience. For the more experienced, they present the ...