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The NY Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers is proud to present a series of events with Hedi Kyle & Ulla Warchol starting with a daytime presentation at the FIT Library and a night reception in their honor at the Center for Book Arts.

FIRST EVENT:

 

 

 

 

On Thursday,  November 29th, 2018 from 2pm-4pm @ FIT Library  Hedi and Ulla will discuss and demonstrate structures from their new book The Art of the Fold.  Attendees can try their hand at a couple of structures. This will be held on the 6th floor maker space of the library. It is open to Guild members and invited guests only (photo id required in lobby). Space is limited.

The FIT Library is located on the SW corner of 27th Street & 7th avenue. FIT Museum building. Entrance is on the 5th floor- event is held in E620.

Please register here for FIT event:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-fold-hedi-kyle-and-ulla-warchol-fit-tickets-52344163803

SECOND EVENT:

Reception in honor of Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol celebrating their new book  The Art of the Fold.   Thursday, November 29th, 2019 – 6pm-9pm held at The Center for Book Ats @ 28 West 27th Street, 3rd floor NYC, NY. 

 

At the evening reception Hedi and Ulla will discuss different structures with Q&A. Refreshments are served. Held in the gallery of the Center for Book Arts.

Please register here for the reception:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reception-hedi-kyle-ulla-warchol-the-art-of-the-fold-tickets-52345034407

Hedi Kyle is an acclaimed pioneer in the world of book arts. Her one-of-a-kind constructions are in the collections of numerous institutions and individuals and have been the feature of multiple exhibitions all over the world. She co-founded the Book Preservation Center in New York and the Paper & Book Intensive. She is an honorary member of the Guild of Book Workers and formerly taught in the Graduate Program for Book Arts and Printmaking at the University of the Arts. She was also Head Conservator at the American Philosophical Society. Ms. Kyle has mentored and touched the lives of a generation of conservators and book artists.

Ulla Warchol graduated from The Cooper Union in New York City with a degree in architecture. After working in the field in the 1990s, Ulla has spent the last two decades developing a multidisciplinary approach to structure. She leans toward a broad exploration of materials and techniques in both large-scale and small-scale works: from buildings and set design to books and textiles.

 

THIRD EVENT:   Workshop 2019 TBA

 

PAST EVENTS:

November 8th, 2018 

 Thursday, 6pm – 8pm

 New York Academy of Medicine

Julia Miller lecture & book signing 

New registration link:

Register Here

As anticipated:

Julia Miller returns to NYC for a lecture and signing of her latest book Meeting by Accident published by The Legacy Press. During her talk hosted by the New York Academy of Medicine a number of examples will be available for the audience to examine closely. Stay for the opportunity to speak with Julia and purchase her new book at discount in either bound or sheet format.

“Julia Miller’s second book grew out of the experience of writing Books Will Speak Plain: A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings…The bindings described in Meeting by Accident all had their initial fascination for Julia as she was researching Books Will Speak Plain, and though she wrote briefly about some of the binding types in that book, she continued to study them and decided to write more about them…There is still a great deal of research and writing yet to do to identify and describe other binding types, but there is also the need to revisit and perhaps add to past research, as we piece together binding history, and answer more of the “what” and “why” and “how” questions concerning historical bindings.” – The Legacy Press http://www.thelegacypress.com

Julia Miller is a highly regarded conservator who studies, writes, lectures and instructs about historical binding structures. She is the author of Books Will Speak Plain: A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings, now in a revised second edition, published in 2010 and 2014 by The Legacy Press. She authored a typology of American scaleboard bindings in Volume I of Suave Mechanicals – Essays on the History of Bookbinding published in 2013, and serves as editor for the series now on its fourth volume.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evening-with-julia-miller-meeting-by-accident-lecture-book-signing-tickets-44092764646

Julia Miller photo by Erin Allison

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS:

Please join us for Dr. Stijnman’s presentation of his current research:

Coloured printed illustrations in medical publications 1500- 1850

October 18, 2018  Thursday 6pm – 8pm

New York Academy of Medicine, Room 440 – 1216 5th Avenue 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please Register Here

Colour in illustrations is rarely recorded in library catalogues or by book historians; art historical studies focus on single-sheet colour prints; and studies in the history of medicine rarely consider the implication of colour in illustrations. In these years, the same producers of printed materials used the same colour processes for artistic prints and medical illustrations. Thus, this growing corpus can be identified and understood only using an interdisciplinary approach encompassing printmaking processes, art history, the history of the book and the history of medicine.

This talk represents Dr. Stijnman’s preliminary findings of systematic page-by-page analysis of tens of thousands of early modern (1450–1850) scientific publications. Concentrating on material produced in middle and Western Europe enables the exploration of how changing technologies determined the application of colour. It traces the development of the role of colour in medical illustrations from mere decorative use in sixteenth-century woodcuts to the identification of diseases by naturalistic colouring. Standardized uses of colour emerged in eighteenth-century etchings and mezzotints, for example the depiction of arteries in red and veins in blue, but also that there were alternative colour codes. In doing so, it lays out a new methodology for object-based, interdisciplinary research into book illustrations.

Dr Ad Stijnman (PhD University of Amsterdam, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London) is a scholar for historical printmaking processes, specializing in manual intaglio printmaking techniques. He has lectured and published widely on the subject, including his seminal Engraving and Etching 1400–2000: A History of the Development of Manual Intaglio Printmaking Processes (2012), for which he was awarded the Karel van Manderprijs 2015 for outstanding Dutch art historical publications. Together with Elizabeth Savage he co-edited Printing Colour 1400–1700: History, Techniques, Functions and Receptions (2015), which was awarded an honourable mention for best books on prints by the IFPDA in 2016. His curatorial activities include exhibitions on medieval prints, early modern colour prints and Rembrandt etchings on Japanese paper. Dr. Stijnman is currently in NYC working with the Columbia University Making and Knowing Project. Visit Dr. Stijnman’s website at https://tulip88x.wixsite.com/ad–stijnman

 

 

 

 

 

This event is co-hosted by the New York Academy of Medicine Library & The Guild of Bookworkers, New York Chapter. The Guild Chapter wishes to thank Dr. Ad Stijnman, Arlene Shaner, Historical Collections Librarian of the NYAM Library and Dr. Paul Theerman, Library Director, NYAM.

Please Register here for Dr. Ad Stijnman’s lecture

We look forward to seeing you there!

New:  Swap Meet!  September 29th, Saturday 11am-4pm Judith Ivry Studio – 25 East 4th Street, 5th Floor

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There will be offerings from long time Guild members:  Nelly Balloffet, Jenny Hille, Susan Martin, and Cara SchlesingerTalas will bring an interesting selection of remnants and miscellany.  Pergamena will send some skins. 
Claire Maziarczyk will bring her paste papers. Claire will give a talk at 3pm. To pre-order special requests contact her at pastepaper@aol.com.
And we’ve been curious what Test Fabrics has to offer book conservators, so we’ve invited Normandy Klaas to bring samples and discuss their products.
If you have items you would like to bring to sell, let us know!  The more on offer, the better!
Don’t forget to place your paper order with Jenny Hille .She has 40 sheets of Dover and Edinburgh Barcham Green (watermarked 1976 and 1983) – color is sort of oatmeal/natural – very useful for  17th,18th and 19th c. endsheets. As well as some large sheets (28 x 38) of Fabriano Ingres in various colors – great for endsheets. Since it’s cumbersome to transport, she’d like to know ahead of the meet if anyone is interested.  Please email Jenny directly:  jenny.hille@gmail.com
Looking forward to seeing you all! Please Register however drop-ins are welcome!
Coming up:

Julia Miller: Meeting by Accident – Lecture & Signing – November  8th, 2018

View: Radha Pandey’s lecture and demonstration on Islamic World Hand Papermaking

Coming Soon: Hedi Kyle & Ulla Warchol  

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