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THE CITY AND THE BOOK III
MARBLE SILENCE, WORDS ON STONE:
FLORENCE'S ENGLISH CEMETERY
3-5 JUNE 2004, PALAZZO STROZZI AND PIAZZALE DONATELLO

PRECEDED BY A BOOK-BINDING WORKSHOP IN FLORENCE, TAUGHT BY ENRICO GIANNINI,
PIAZZALE DONATELLO AND VIA DE' VELLUTI
31 MAY, 1-2 JUNE 2004

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Enrico Giannini and Julia Bolton Holloway hosted a Book-Binding Workshop in Florence 31 May, 1-2 June, 2004, and it is possible for us to host others. Fee: 100 euro for 3 hours of instruction to one or two persons at a time. It is suggested that each student come with a notepad, pen and pencil, and suitable clothes for working, such as an apron.

  Bookbinding tools in Enrico Giannini's Laboratory

Monday morning 9:30-12:30 Paper marbling, English Cemetery, Piazzale Donatello. Lunch in the same location.
Monday afternoon 2:30-5:30 Continue marbling. During breaks we can explore the historic tombs.

Bookbinding leather and cloth in Enrico Giannini's Laboratory

Tuesday morning 9:30-12:30. Sewing gatherings of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets, etc., typeset in William Morris Troy font, etc. Making endpapers from marbled paper for these books. Bookbinding Laboratory, 10 (red) Via dei Velluti, just off Via Maggio, opposite St Mark's Anglican Church, Oltrarno, on the way to the Casa Guidi and Pitti Palace.
Tuesday afternoon 2:30-5:30. Bookbinding and consulting on repair and binding of nineteenth-century books. Same location.
 

Display case of Giannini volumes

Wednesday morning and afternoon. Finishing books with leather spines, marbled-paper covers and end papers. Bookbinding Laboratory, 29 red Via de' Velluti

Participants may bring books for consultation. They may also bind texts they choose, for instance, of their own calligraphy and/or their own poetry, rather than Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets or Julian of Norwich's Showing of Love, if their work is already prepared in suitable gatherings. The practicum will teach participants how books are assembled, thus also giving basic training in book restoration. During the stay it will be possible to stroll through Florentine streets and find botteghe carrying out fine book-binding, studying their skills. It will also be possible to buy in Florence exquisite marbled and printed papers, particularly from the Giannini family members, for use in book-binding, as well as booklets of gold leaf. A list of such stores and a map will be given to registrants.

Enrico Giannini, who teaches in both English and Italian, in his Laboratory in Via de'  Velluti



 


 

The whole class with the books they have marbled and bound of Julian of Norwich, Showing of Love, and of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Poems.

Enrico Giannini
Arte del Libro e della Carta
Progetti/ Oggetti/ Edizioni

Tel/Fax 055 2399657 (Country Code 0039)
Via de' Velluti, 10/r
50125 Firenze

PROGRAMMA/ PROGRAMME || ISCRIZIONE/ REGISTRATION || CENNI STORICI/ HISTORIAL NOTES || CITY AND BOOK I,II,IIILA CITTA' E IL LIBRO I,II,III || LA CITTA' E IL LIBRO I/CITY AND BOOK I ||  LA CITTA' E IL LIBRO II/ CITY AND BOOK II || LABORATORIO DI RILEGATURA/ BOOK-BINDING WORKSHOP || FIERA DEL LIBRO/ BOOK FAIR
 
 

Si ringraziano per la collaborazione
Lapo Mazzei, Carlo Steinhauslin

AUREO ANELLO. ASSOCIAZIONE BIBLIOTECA E BOTTEGA FIORETTA MAZZEI E AMICI DEL CIMITERO 'DEGLI INGLESI'

FIDUCIARA TOSCANA SPA
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