Half morocco binding with corners ("amateur binding")
The people who live among the books and especially those who, for their professional activity, take the books and handle them, leave them open and take them back, know that the bookbinder preserves the book. In my library, the series of Greek texts goes to pieces, the pages retained by rubber bands. Only those who had been binded, resisting all my hard work, remain proud. Anyone who loves books likes to see them so well dressed, as if they were ready to enter the long term.
Jacquelines Romilly of the Académie française in Le geste et la parole des métiers d'art by Renaud Dutreil and Erik Orsenna, 2004
Learn the techniques of contemporary classical handcrafted binding.
Binding (full and half cloth, full paper, full and half leather, etc.) and slipcovers (Bradel style, with separately applied boards), box, chemise and case making.
Weekly course led by Sara Egret, on Monday or Tuesday (depending on the places available) from 6pm to 8pm and by Emmanuel Fradois on Friday from 6pm to 8pm. It is aimed at both beginners and people wishing to improve their skills. In order to work under the best conditions, this course cannot accommodate more than 4 people.
Price: 450€/quarter supplies included except skins and binding papers.
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Full cloth chemise and box