Bookmaking Workshop: Accordion Fold

Bookmaking Workshop: Accordion Fold

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, Olin Library
sessions offered from 10am-noon and 2-4pm


Story of the Fisherman, Foolscap Press, 2015

Join special collections for the next in our series of bookmaking workshops!

Accordion bindings have been used for centuries in many parts of Asia and were the predominant book structure in Central America. Accordion folds are a classic and simple way to bind books, with folded pages enclosed between two covers. A series of parallel folds allow for the book to be used like a codex (the term for a standard book) or spread out to see multiple pages at once, sometimes in sculptural ways. Book artists often use this form because simple variations allow for a wealth of design opportunities.

Michael Kuch, Opera Mortis, 2016

Come view various accordion bindings from special collections and learn how to make one of your own. This workshop will teach both a standard accordion binding and a variation called an explosion binding. Beginners are welcome and all materials will be provided.

This event is free and open to all, but space is limited so please register in advance.

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