Moderated by Kitty Maryatt
Sponsored by Designer Bookbinders, UK
Meet the U.S. and U.K. binders of the 2018 facsimile by Kitty Maryatt of the 1913 book, La Prose du Transsibérien, by Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay. The binding by Paul Bonet of a copy of the original in 1963–64 was the inspiration for the idea to commission twenty-five binders to bind the 2018 facsimile, which replicated the original techniques of letterpress and pochoir. The resulting bindings were shown at the exhibit titled Drop Dead Gorgeous, which toured the country starting in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston. The exhibit closed in Minneapolis at MCBA on May 9, and show in London from October 4 to 25, 2021 . An exhibition catalog for Drop Dead Gorgeous is available.
The binders will discuss their process of designing and executing a binding for the new facsimile of a book that was groundbreaking for its time. There will be time at the very end of all the sessions for the binders to ask each other questions, and to interact with the audience.
The lecture will be recorded and a link sent to registrants.
For more details, see the full flier here.
TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/contemporary-binders-of-la-prose-du-transsiberien-zoom-event-2nd-october-tickets-174303134367