July 15th, San Francisco: Lecture by Dominic Riley “The Book as Art: Form and Function in Creative Book Structures”

San Francisco Center for the Book
Lecture by Dominic Riley
The Book as Art: Form and Function in Creative Book Structures

Friday, July 15, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

“This lecture explores the potential of the book as a three-dimensional object, from historical pop-ups and movables and hidden fore-edge paintings and peep-shows to more  contemporary books with hidden compartments and intriguing surprises. Whatever the reason for the creation of these unusual books, playfulness and humor is always a guiding principle. Dominic will show work from his favorite book artists, as well as examples of experimental book structures—some of which he has collected, and some he has made himself as part of his interest in this creative genre.

Dominic Riley is an internationally renowned book restorer, fine binder, teacher and film maker. He undertakes work for institutions, book dealers and collectors, and his work is in many important collections worldwide. Now celebrating twenty five years as a bookbinder, he learnt his craft at the London College of Printing and has worked at binderies in  London, New York and San Francisco.”

San Francisco Center for the Book
300 De Haro Street
San Francisco, California  [map]


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