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DVC-GBW February 2012 Newsletter

DVC-GBW February 2012 Newsletter

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Pressing Matter
The Publication of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers
In This Issue:
2011...What a Year. Now on with 2012! - Jennier Rosnerhe Page Illuminates: Book Highlights rom the Internet - Valeria Kremserwo Members / Six Questions - Meet DVC MembersMembers Participate in ExhibitionsEileen Wallace to each Workshop - Italian Accounting Books
February, 2012
 What a Year!Te Delaware Valley Chapter had another banner year. Shall we review 2011?In January 2011, we held a materials exchange. Everyonebrought “stu” that they were willing to trade or somethingelse. Surprisingly, it didn’t turn into a ree-or-all and everyonelet happy. In March we held our Annual Meeting and had avery good turnout. Ater our meeting we played a memory-base drawing game. It was very entertaining and everyone wenthome with a small accordion book. In April, Graham Watsontaught a workshop on wire-edged binding, a technique he hastruly perected. In late May, DVC member odd Pattison gavehis talk, “How do you Bind 3,000 Books in a Day? BenjaminBradley and the Art o Publishers’ Cloth Bindings”, which was co-sponsored with the Library Company o Philadelphia.Ten only a ew days later we had the opening or our member’sexhibition “Philadelphia Artists Books ravel to Venice” at the Athenaeum o Philadelphia. Tirty members participated andthe books went on to Venice in October. Ater organizing twogreat exhibits or our chapter, Alice agreed to be our ExhibitionsChair. Looks like we will be having more exhibitions! Laterin June, ten DVC members toured the book conservationdepartment at Winterthur, hosted by DVC member ChelaMetzger. Around this same time, Valeria Kremser agreed tooversee our online presence. She set up a Facebook accountand began managing our website. She also designed a really great logo or our chapter. Ater a quiet summer things gotbusy again in September. We had a great turnout or ourrst ever binding-bee. Fiteen members came and bound 75catalogs or the “Philadelphia Artists Books ravel to Venice”exhibit. Te boneolders were fying! In November we wereexcited to have Pam Spitzmueller teach her workshop “LargePaper into Small Spaces: Constructing Books with FoldoutPlates/Maps.” In December we had a un social gathering andbutton-making workshop during which Hedi Kyle taught ushow to make an attractive button presentation older. Also,this past year we sent out three excellent newsletters. Whew!Busy year! We are an entirely volunteer organization, so my hearty thanks go out to everyone who helped with all theseendeavors. Now on with 2012!
: J
 Jennier Rosner - Presidentdvcgbw@verizon.net Alice Austin - Secretary,amaustin@mac.comreasurer, ExhibitionsHedi Kyle - Workshopshedikyle@comcast.netDenise Carbone - Workshopsdcarbone@amphilsoc.org
Sharon Hildebrand -Newsletter
 shildebrand@mac.comValeria Kremser - Webboxturtlepress@gmail.com
Leslie and Tara look on as Pam Spitzmueller explainsdifferent
ways to attach a olded sheet.
Maria and Rebecca enjoy the binding bee!
Te beginning o 2012 brings our internet adventures to the end o 365: Make a Book a Day.http://make-a-book-a-day.blogspot.com is the bookbinding blog o Donna Meyer o Chloride, Arizona. Tisblog journals her daily attempts, “to make a book a day or a year, tostretch my imagination, creativity, skills and discipline.”Inspired by Skull-a-Day, Donna has taken the idea o makingsomething everyday, and has made a wide variety o books. She hasallowed her sel a broad interpretation o the word book, and hasused a wide variety o materials orm cereal boxes to animal hides.Besides experimenting with materials, she has also utilized a variety o binding structures.Personally, it has been inspiring to see someone stick with a project orthis long. Many others have taken up the task o making somethingeveryday including bears, masks, and even paper mustaches. Couldyou make something every day or a year? Maybe in 2013. You can nd more inormation out about a Skull-a-Day at:http://skulladay.blogspot.com.Valeria KremserBox urtle Presshttp://www.boxturtlepress.com
Photographs from
make-a-book-a-day.blogspot.comop: Day 1; Bottom: Day 365
March 13, 2012 5:30-7 p.m.Te Library Company o Philadelphia1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA, 19107 5:30 - 6:00 Wine and Cheese6:00 - 6:30 Meeting6:30 - 7:00 Fun Project We hope you can make it! You can RSVP by email or phone:dvcgbw@verizon.netor215-546-3181 - ask to speak to Jennier
Claire Owen and Nancy Nitzberg are represented in the national juried exhibition, “Te Decorated Book,” at the Athenaeum o Philadelphia. Exhibit ends March 9. For more inormation visit: www.philaathenaeum.orgNancy also has a book in the New England Chapter juried show,“Dened Bindings,” exhibited in Boston and Caliornia, and one inthe Lone Star Chapter exhibition, “Te Tread that Binds,” exhibitedat SMU’s DeGolyer Library in Dallas, and Te Museum o PrintingHistory in Houston.Te Rome Project by Alice Austin Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, COFebruary 17 - April 7th 2012abecedariangallery.comTe Rome Series is the result o research done while Alice was a visitingartist at the American Academy in Rome. Her project was to study the1748 Giambattista Nolli map o Rome, and synthesize the character o the historic map with modern Rome. She recorded the patterns, geometry and textures o the Nolli map sites through photos, drawings andpaintings made at prominent sites rom the map.
Bruce Bumbarger, Pottstown, PA  Jon Sweitzer-Lamme, Haverord, PA Reed Apostol, Malvern, PA 
Two Members / Six Questions - Jamie Kamph & Carrie McNeal 
1. How long have you been a member o the GBW?J.K.
 30 years or more.
2. Where are you rom originally?J.K.
I was born in Princeton, NJ and now live on a arm inLambertville, NJ.
3. When did you realize you wanted to learn bookbinding? J.K.
I began collecting 17th-c. books in college; needless to say the books I could aord to buy were in poor condition.When I did invest in repairs, I’d have to send them toEngland, which would take orever. So I began to think about learning bookbinding. Ten later when I had a publishing company in NYC, I was asked to write an article about hand bookbinding. In the course o researching the piece, I asked about possible teachers and decided to give this a try.
4. What is your avorite book structure these days?J.K.
I’m a stickler or tradition: a 16th-century Swiss binding in the Princeton University Rare Books Collection is my model or a tight-spine, ull-leather binding sewn on tapes or cords.
5. What are you working on right now?J.K.
I’m gold-tooling a book to submit or the Guild’s Horizons show; I’m washing and rebinding a 17th-century copy o Evelyn’s discourse on trees, I’m patching the endpapers in a frst edition David Copperfeld, and sewing an early English edition o Don Quixote.
6. ell us something about yoursel that might surprise us.J.K.
I play the harpsichord, drive an old Porsche (whenit’s working), manage an organic arm (which I own), love to garden, collect old master drawings and books about bookbinding. Which doesn’t leave me much time to be surprising….
1. How long have you been a member o the GBW?C.M.
I joined the Guild last summer (2011). I was alittle slow on the uptake- I have been working with books since 2009! 
2. Where are you rom originally?C.M.
I grew up in Iowa, and went to high school and college near St. Louis.
3. When did you realize you wanted to learn bookbinding?C.M.
While doing an internship in the objects lab at the Missouri History Museum with Linda Landry, I joined her to bring one o the museum’s books to Richard Baker or conservation work. Ater meeting Richard and discovering that he taught weekend bookbinding classes, I was hooked! 
Photo: Courtesy of Carrie McNealPhotos: Courtesy of Jamie Kamph

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