Bubu Bookfactory, Mönchaltorf
Basler Buchbinder Verein, Basel
Raiffeisen Schweiz AG
Peyer Graphic AG, Lengnau
Winter & Company AG, Basel
Schmedt GmbH & Co, KG, Hamburg
Fischer Papier, St. Gallen
Buchbinderei Grollimund AG, Reinach
Wolfau Druck AG, Weinfelden
KAPAG Karton + Papier AG, Muhen
Renfer AG Buchbinderei, Dübendorf
Buchbinderei Scherrer AG, Urdorf
Gramag Grafische Maschinen AG, Reiden
Chromos AG, Dielsdorf
Buchbinderei E. Keller AG, Wetzikon
The German paper case binding and its variations
This course is all about the “Edelpappband” or the German paper case binding with a continuous end sheet fold (also known in North America as the “millimeter” binding) (max. dimension A6-A7). Case bindings with decorated paper covers are treasured among Bibliophiles and are eagerly sought and collected. The instructor will give insight into the rich tradition of this binding style and will show how it can be interpreted in a contemporary context. Demonstrations will include how to use leather to reinforce the head, tail, corners and/or fore edges of the book. In addition, we will be stamping titles and making soft slipcases for our bindings.
This course invites one to travel into the world of “Crossed Structure Binding”, a technique created by Carmencho Arregui. This technique brought a revolutionary renewal not only in the tradition of bookbinding but also and especially in the conservation area, giving a totally new view concerning the structure of a book and its infinite possibilities of development. The aim of the course is to create some of the 7 variations of this technique and then leave free space for working on one’s own choice of models.
Flexible full leather binding
Certain printed books need special binding techniques. Flexible full leather bindings offer a particularly interesting effect. In addition to the pliable boards, the books will be completed with colored or graphite edges, leather headbands, a printed title and a soft slipcase. Ideal size: 10 x 15 cm to 15 x 21 cm, with 3 to 10 signatures.
5 Days, 5 Techniques
Bernhard Sanders demonstrates five binding styles that come from his forays into innovative techniques using plastic, board, paper and saddlery leather. During the workshop we will explore the function and the opening characteristics of binding techniques, their limits, and the synergy of material, format and proportion. We will produce 5 non-adhesive contemporary bindings whose roots are anchored in the classical book, yet are freed from the strictness of the tradition. The “easy book” on the difficult road to open thinking.
The stick binding technique offers endless possibilities and non-traditional variations on how to bind a book. With this non-adhesive binding technique, each section is individually sewn onto a rod. The rods can be of any material that has appropriate rigidity, for example: wood, metal, plexiglas, carbon fiber, etc. As covering material for the boards, paper, cloth, leather, and so forth may be used. The structure is ideal for books with one or more sections. The format should be at maximum A5 (148 x 210 mm, 5.8 x 8.3 inches).
The Crisscross Binding technique was developed by Anne Goy. The technique is exceptional with regards to its functionality and its design. The book covers and the text block can easily be opened and the sewing construction works directly or indirectly as an interesting design element. This is a great course for a bookbinder who would like to expand his or her repertoire of binding techniques.
Restoration of Leather Bindings and the use of Leather Free Alternatives
The course will focus on the conservation of traditional leather bindings and will continue in the field of leather free alternatives and the restoration of cloth- and paper bindings. The goal of this course is to develop the daily work in restoration, experimenting with new techniques and the enhancement of conservational aspects. Finding the right technique is an important process and will be worked out step by step. We will work on techniques like rebacking with new leather, reattaching loose book covers or the use and advantage of alternative materials like cloth or others. This course will also address the coloring of leather and alternative materials, the handling of adhesives and the cleansing and care of leather.
The emphasis is on the practical conservation procedures, testing and interchange about various techniques amongst ourselves. Bring various damaged leather books with tight or hollow backs or other objects like cloth- and paperbooks which need first aid.
Techniques by Hedi Kyle – part I
Hedi Kyles extraordinary book constructions, found between historical and modern designs, will be reconsidered and further interpreted in this workshop. Artful folding, cutting and sewing techniques will present numerous variations of leporellos to codex bindings.The aim of the workshop is to create a collection of samples which can be extremely helpful in a daily routine.
Techniques by Hedi Kyle – Part II
Here is your chance to learn more of Hedi Kyle’s well-known and well-loved book structures! Hedi Kyle’s exceptional work moves fluidly between historical and contemporary forms. In this course we will learn about, construct and reinterpret many new structures using a variety of suitable materials Using ingenious folding, cutting and sewing techniques, we will make structures from leporello to codex in a multitude of variations.
Techniques by Hedi Kyle – Part III
We are excited to offer a third course with new and fascinating book structures developed by Hedi Kyle. We will create numerous new structures and explore many unique techniques using various materials.