• American Academy of Bookbinding (map)



APRIL 30 – MAY 4 | PETER GERATY | $800
Protective and decorative boxes are used to house treasured bindings and are a staple of fine bookbinding and book conservation. In this class, students will learn to construct the basic clamshell box. This will be followed up by discussion and/or demonstration of several other types of boxes, which may include four-flap folders, telescoping boxes and rounded spine boxes. The Introduction to Bookbinding II follows Protective Box Making on the AAB calendar —when taken together, the student will find the two courses are well paired. The books made in Intro II offer a great subject for box making practice at home. Precision and accuracy will be learned and stressed as they are keys which enable the creation of sturdy and elegant custom made boxes. Though the focus of the class is primarily to create protective boxes for books, the skills learned will carry over into box making for many different purposes.

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