WORKSHOP: Artist Bookbinding: The Flatback Binding

24febAll DayWORKSHOP: Artist Bookbinding: The Flatback Binding

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Artist Bookbinding: The Flatback Binding
Faculty: Sarah Mottaghinejad from Editions Studio
February 24, 2024 | Saturday 10am-6pm

The flatback is the basic hard cover binding and probably the most ubiquitous form of codex. This form of binding is marked by a hinged, flat spine, as opposed to a rounded back or exposed binding (or spiral-bound or scrolls, etc.); the pages are folded into sets of signatures, sewn, and then “cased-in” to the prepared board and cloth covers. In this workshop, participants will learn to prepare this traditional structure by hand using pre-printed pages. Please bring your pages prepared in signatures as instructed in the Intro to InDesign for Photobooks workshop. If you did not take that workshop, you may choose to bind a blank book, or you may purchase a book-in-sheets from Editions Studio on the day of the workshop.

Looking for an in-depth exploration of how to create artist/photo books? Sign-up for the Three (3) Artist/Photo Book Workshop Series (select from drop down menu above) to receive 10% off tuition! Series Workshops: The Elements of Artists’ Books (Jan 25)Intro to InDesign for Photobooks (Jan 27), and Artist Bookbinding: The Flatback Binding (Feb 24).

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