The Center for Book Arts released Bookforms in 2019, a comprehensive publication of bookmaking methods authored by Ana Paula Cordiero, Celine Lombardi, Beth Sheehan, and Sarah Smith. This Spring, the Center will host a five-week class with lessons from all four authors, learning a new structure from the book each night.
April 21: Celine Lombardi will teach a session on pamphlets/accordion books.
April 28: Ana Cordeiro will build on what they have learned on their first week to produce a herring bone sewing, prepare the endsheets, and complete the binding with a soft-leather cover. At the end of this busy evening we will have books ready for an optional last step of the project: sewing the endbands, which will be demonstrated on the final day of the series.
May 5: Sarah Smith will teach a non-adhesive binding structure.
May 12: Beth Sheehan will teach students how to
cut, fold, and collage pages to create their own tunnel book. Discussion will focus on techniques for creating depth, the interaction between layers, creating a sturdy structure, and having fun!
May 19: All four artists will get together, talk about these structures and help students finish up their projects.