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workshop on AN EXEMPLAR FOR STIFF-BOARD BINDING with Christopher Clarkson

Archives of the Republic of Slovenia

In collaboration with the

University of Ljubljana

Conservation Department of the Academy

of Fine Arts & Design

Announce a workshop on



Christopher Clarkson

Ljubljana, 8-19 November 2010

Tutor: Prof. Christopher CLARKSON, Oxford, UK

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Jedert Vodopivec (Archives of Slovenia, University of Ljubljana)

Place: National Archives, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Date: 8-19 November 2010 from 8am to 5.30 pm daily except Saturday and Sunday

Working language: English

Contact e-mail:

Workshop costs: fee/person: 1200 Euros

accommodation & travel: is not included in the fee

Application procedure:

Applicants should complete the application form, enclose a current CV and submit a statement on how the workshop will benefit to their practice and development as book conservator.

Application Deadline: 31. January 2010

Applicants will be evaluated according to their experience and knowledge and the content of their personal statement.

Applicants will be notified of their standing in the selection procedure by end of March 2010. Each selected participant will be required to forward the seminar fee and materials costs by 15th June 2010 in order to secure the place.

In case of cancellation the organizer will retain 200 Euros.

Accommodation :"

Ljubljana 8-19 November 2010 Workshop.

Ljubljana 8-19 November 2010 Workshop.


Tutor: Prof. Christopher CLARKSON, Oxford, UK

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Jedert Vodopivec

Place: National Archives, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The purpose of this Workshop is not one of recreating an historical bookbinding model but of extracting the best techniques from the finest periods of Western bookbinding, seen from an engineering/mechanical perspective. In producing this model prof. C. Clarkson wants participants, through discussion, lectures & practical work, to appreciate how interrelated each part is to movements within the whole three-dimensional object.

From this model prof. Clerkson also wish to supply participants with a wide pool of information & techniques, in fact to gain a greater understanding on which to plan conservation & repair of later period stiff-board bindings. During the last day we will be studying a selection of 16 ­ 19th century damaged bindings & discussing the options we have for stabilization & repair of their structures.

An introductory lecture will cover the following:

* From where did many of the features of modern European binding derive?
* Features such as the convex spine, backing shoulders, overlapping boards?

During this session we are going to concentrate upon a binding type that Prof. Clarkson thinks of as a milestone on the way to perceiving answers to these questions. In doing this he hopes an understanding may be gained of not only historical techniques, but also of the asthetic, and qualities in techniques surrounding certain of his modern stiff-board hand binding practices.

Further background.

The manuscript period developed very diverse codex constructions that did not begin to be reduced to a few basic types of binding until the latter part of the 14th century, or even later. When the individual craftsman produced the whole bookbinding, the materials and techniques used were

usually of a high standard. In fact the object not only displayed a wholeness but a natural vitality, a spontaneity, which at first carried on into the printed book period. By 1500 A.D. we begin to see features that suggest greater division of labour, economies in quality of materials used and abbreviations in techniques.

The Workshop will concentrate on making a binding based upon the later laced board binding, which will encompass good features of construction from various types of stiff-board binding. Success will rely on well-judged sewing, board shaping, endbanding and covering, and not on artificial spine

shaping, adhesives or pressing. Care and concentration are required, because in this binding there are few of the in-built tolerances so necessary for the post c.1550 binding trade, or for that matter for today1s average bookbinder. To achieve this will be hard work but by the end of the session Prof. Clarkson hopes you will have understood some of his basic constructional philosophy and some essential techniques that will greatly help you in your future studies."