Title Binding design and paper conservation of antique books, albums and documents
Project Number 2012-1-BG1-LEO05-06920
Product Type modules
Marketing Text The module is suitable for beginners in bookbinding. After reading the module, the learners will receive knowledge about the main steps of bookbinding process, the main elements of a book and some practical information about binding and fastening.
Description The case binding is a simple but yet a very useful way of binding a book. The name (since the 1820’s) derives from the fact that the cover is made separately from the bookblock (the quires or sections sewn). In the last phase of this way of binding the cover and the bookblock are joined together. The case binding is used widely in both industrial binderies as well as hand book binderies in serial binding as for individual bindings.The second part of the module is about making fastenings and is intended to give bookbinders basic knowledge on how to make a brass fastening for a new bookbinding.
•bookbinders (self-employed) and workers in small bookbinding workshops/ateliers;
•unemployed workers from former large bookbinding workshops or printing factories;
•unemployed individuals willing to develop their entrepreneurship and professional skills in the area;
•young artists who are willing to develop artistic bookbindings;
•vocational trainers in the binding ateliers or team leaders in the restoration sections in libraries/archives.
Area of application Bookbinding