Japanese Book Binding Workshop

By Julie Hale on March 12, 2019

Come view amazing bindings from the University Libraries’ rare book collections that highlight historic Japanese binding structures. Attendees will learn three traditional Japanese stab-binding sewing patterns (four-eye, tortoiseshell and hemp leaf). They will then be able to choose their f...

Fore-Edge Paintings

By Rose Miyatsu on December 14, 2018

We’ve all heard that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but what about its pages? Today we will explore a very special, but often hidden, feature of some of our more elaborately decorated books: fore-edge paintings. What are Fore-Edge Paintings? Fore-edge paintings are scenes, portraits, or des...

Press and Bind: Bookmaking Workshops to be Held December 9

By Julie Hale on November 10, 2017

Inspired by the Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s exhibit Living Proof: Drawing in 19th-Century Japan, two workshops will explore traditional Japanese techniques and contemporary practices in bookmaking. Sessions will be led by artist Gina Alvarez, executive director of the Living Arts Studio with...