Class Name :
Making Softcover Books • PBML181L93
Class Date :
March 01 - March 29
Meeting Times :
Thu 6–9pm (4 sessions)
Class Location :
About this Class:
In this class, students will learn how to make various types of softcover books: basic instant, accordion fold, pocket accordion, self-hinged accordion with a softcover, single signature chapbook using a three-hole pamphlet stitch and a five-hole pamphlet stitch, and a multi-signature book. Variations such as Dos-à-dos (binding of two books into one volume) and French Doors (two pamphlets sewn separately onto the same cover) will be covered, as well as Asian bookbinding methods, such as stab binding and tortoise-shell binding.
No previous bookmaking experience is required. Photographers, printmakers, illustrators, graphic designers, writers and anyone interested in creating a softcover book are welcome.
Minny Lee is a multimedia artist who employs photography, audio, video, artist’s book and site-specific installation work. Her handmade books have been exhibited and sold worldwide at such venues as the New York Art Book Fair, L.A. Art Book Fair, Codex Book Fair, Camera Club of New York, Arles Photo Festival in France, Pulp Gallery in Canada, Datz Museum of Art and Ryugaheon Gallery in South Korea. Her artist’s book Encounters is in the collection of Stanford University Library, the Library of the International Center of Photography and a part of numerous private collections. Lee obtained a Master of Arts in Art History from the City College of New York and a Master of Fine Arts in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard. She was awarded a fellowship from the Reflexions Masterclass Program in Europe and participated in an artist-in-residence program at Halsnøy Kloster in Norway. Lee currently resides in Honolulu.
Supply Fee: $20 paid to Instructor(Students will have access to bookmaking tools during the class time. $20 supply fee covers paper supply for some binding techniques. Students will need to bring their own paper for some other binding techniques).
Artwork by Minny Lee
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