STUDY DAY: 27th February 2014
THE BOOK AS ART: FORM AND FUNCTION IN CREATIVE BOOK STRUCTURES
Sir Paul Getty Bodleian Bookbinding Prize 2012: first prize won by Dominic Riley's Pyramus & Thisbe
Morning lecture exploring the potential of the book as a three-dimensional object, from historical pop-ups and
peep-shows to more contemporary books with hidden compartments and intriguing surprises.
Left ot right: Pinocchio by Harold Lentz, New York Blue Ribbon Books, ca. 1932; Abc3D by Marion Bataille, Roaring Brook Press, 2008.
Followed by a demonstration of gold tooling.
'H' for Haslemere DFAS.
After lunch Dominic showed some examples of different book structures from his personal collection.
Medieval book structure. Copy of a Nag Hammadi Codex.
Made from papyrus and North African goatskin, sewn together and including a flap and wrapping bands.
The last part of the day was devoted to a book 'clinic' when Dominic discussed books brought in by HDFAS members.