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Po Box 193216
San Francisco, CA
USA

A close-knit group of hand bookbinders, with shared interests in creating and collecting fine bindings, joined together to promote hand bookbinding and related book arts and to exchange information and ideas. 

SINGLE FLEXIBLE BINDING with Mark Anderson </br> May 5 - 9, 2014

Upcoming Workshop Registration

Workshops are offered several times a year, at various bay area locations, either at teachers' studios or at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Courses are held by nationally recognized instructors with hands-on instruction in fine binding, book structures, paper decorating, equipment maintenance and many other techniques. Open to all those who are interested, some course may have prerequisites. 

SCHOLARSHIPS: As a member organization which includes binders of all levels, we strive to create space for everyone to learn new skills and applications. To apply for a scholarship CLICK HERE and fill out the PDF form. Details of the scholarship are included at the top of the form.  

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May 5 - 9, 2014

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SINGLE FLEXIBLE BINDING with Mark Anderson
May 5 - 9, 2014

700.00

SINGLE FLEXIBLE BINDING

INSTRUCTOR: Mark Andersson
CLASS DATES: May 5 - 9, 2014  -  

LOCATION: San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island St. San Francisco
CLASS FEE: $700 + $50 materials fee for members, $750 + $50 materials fee for non-members
 

There is no more iconic binding than a calf binding sewn on raised cords. Watching Masterpiece Theater one sees huge libraries filled with them. Even today raised spines are the cultural sign of a “quality binding” but at one point the raised cords which created that iconic look was resulted from the primary structural element of the binding. It gave it its strength, created a binding which opened as well as any book in the history of binding, and is incredibly fun and satisfying to make. Every binder needs to know this structure. 

MARK ANDERSSON is a book conservator, bookbinder and instructor. Mark is also President of the Guild of Bookworkers, the national organization for those involved in binding, conservation and all aspects of book arts. Prior to moving to Tucson, Mark was Department Head and sole instructor in the North Bennet Street School’s bookbinding program for nine years. He is a member of The Guild of Bookworkers, The American Institute for Conservation, Designer Bookbinders, and The Fulbright Association. He was national vice president of the GBW for two terms and was a presenter at the 2004 Standards of Excellence Conference in Providence.

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