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Courses on bookbinding and design

From: Renate Mesmer <r.mesmer>
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2001
Summer courses at the Centro del bel libro Ascona, Switzerland
Department Bookbinding and Design

Course 17
Fine wooden board bindings

    The making of uncovered wooden boards require not only careful
    construction, but also specific professional techniques. The
    first part of the course will concentrate on the material "wood"
    as well as on the subject of  "the ecological system of the
    forest and its trees" with a brief slide show. Following that,
    the pieces for the wooden board bindings will be cut, sanded,
    polished or primed and varnished under the supervision of a
    professional violin maker. In the second part of the course the
    uncovered boards will be attached to the books in various
    innovative methods and techniques without diminishing the books'

    Tutor: Pablo Rosales / Edwin Heim
    August 6-10, 2001
    Fee: CHF 950
    Language: German / English
    Participants: Bookbinders, interested people
    with previous experience

Course 20
Japanese folding techniques--boxes in different variations

    This course teaches the ancient technique of the Japanese art of
    folding paper. Based on traditional methods, new modern objects
    will be created without adhesive. Boxes and cases will be made
    in many different forms and variations, starting with simple
    squares, through six- and eight sided boxes up to a rhomboidal
    shaped box with cover. A manual gives further information and
    instructions to assemble these models according to international

    Tutor: Marcus Janssens
    August 20-23, 2001
    Fee:  Fr. 760
    Language: German / English

Course 24
Enamel as an element in bookbinding

    The origins of enamel are as ancient as the Egyptian culture.
    The charm of this art is still evident in today's culture due to
    the intensity of the colours and the glow created by this
    medium. The aim of the course is to study the art of enamelling
    both in theory and in practice. It begins with the design
    concept, through the process of fusion to the fascinating
    cooling procedure with the different oscillating frequencies of
    each colour. The enamelled objects can then be integrated in the
    bindings which are prepared during the course or brought by the
    participants. Naturally, these pieces can also be used as
    jewellery items.

    Tutor: Isabel Beyermann
    September 18-21, 2001
    Fee: CHF 760
    Language: German and Italian

More information:

    Centro del bel libro Ascona
    Via Collegio
    CH-6612 Ascona
    +41 091 791 7234
    Fax: +41 091 791 7254
    r.mesmer [at] ticino__com

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:7
                   Distributed: Friday, June 29, 2001
                        Message Id: cdl-15-7-013
Received on Wednesday, 27 June, 2001

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