HASLEMERE DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY

A member society of NADFAS

HDFAS Gallery: STUDY DAY
27th February 2014

Dominic Riley

THE BOOK AS ART: FORM AND FUNCTION IN CREATIVE BOOK STRUCTURES

Dominic Riley HDFAS Study Day
Sir Paul Getty Bodleian Bookbinding Prize 2012: first prize won by Dominic Riley's Pyramus & Thisbe

Morning lecture exploring the potential of the book as a three-dimensional object, from historical pop-ups and
peep-shows to more contemporary books with hidden compartments and intriguing surprises.

Dominic Riley HDFAS Study Day

Left ot right: Pinocchio by Harold Lentz, New York Blue Ribbon Books, ca. 1932;  Abc3D by Marion Bataille, Roaring Brook Press, 2008.

 

Followed by a demonstration of gold tooling.
Dominic Riley HDFAS Study Day

 

 

Dominic Riley HDFAS Study Day

'H' for Haslemere DFAS.

 

After lunch Dominic showed some examples of different book structures from his personal collection.

Medieval book structure. Copy of a Nag Hammadi Codex.
Made from papyrus and North African goatskin, sewn together and including a flap and wrapping bands.


The last part of the day was devoted to a book 'clinic' when Dominic discussed books brought in by HDFAS members.


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