Press and Bind: Bookmaking Workshops
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 10am–5pm
Washington University Libraries are excited to partner with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation on a day of bookbinding workshops and presentations. Inspired by the works on view in Living Proof: Drawing in 19th-Century Japan and Rough Cut: Independent Japanese Animation two workshops will explore traditional Japanese techniques and contemporary practices in bookmaking. Sessions will be led by artist Gina Alvarez, Executive Director of Living Arts Studio with VSA Missouri, and artist Eileen Wallace, Lecturer in Printmaking and Book Arts at the University of Georgia.
Although the workshops are now at capacity* the Presentation of Rare Books by Cassie Brand, Curator of Rare Books at Washington University Libraries, at 1:00 pm is open to the public.
The talk will focus on rare artist books and manuscripts that exemplify techniques used in the two workshops from the East Asian Library and Department of Special Collections. Visitors will be able to view and engage with selected works from Special Collections, including books by Karen Hanmer, William Everson, Buzz Spector, and items from the Triple Crown Collection, offering additional insight into bookmaking and binding processes. These artist and fine press books will be on display throughout the day.
In addition, the workshops will provide hands-on experience for participants to explore traditional Japanese bookbinding techniques and different concepts from the exhibitions including mark-making, paper folding, paper cutting, and binding.
*To be added to the waitlist, visit pulitzerarts.org/program/