April 17, 2015

Peter Geraty (Praxis Bindery) lecture, Thursday April 30, 2015 7-9pm

(Cross-posted from the Book Arts Guild)

The Book Arts Guild, UW Libraries, and Guild of Book Workers Northwest
Chapter present

I Can’t get the Darn Stuff to Stick - or How We Learn
a lecture by  Peter Geraty

Thursday April 30, 2015 7-9pm
Maps/Special Collections Classroom B69
Suzzallo Library, University of Washington

Fine binder Peter Geraty will talk about a way to approach binding that
may be outside of one’s comfort zone but possibly more rewarding, as well
as share some of the work produced at his Praxis Bindery. This talk is in
conjunction with Peter’s visit to Seattle to teach a parchment binding
workshop sponsored by the Guild of Book Workers Northwest Chapter.

Peter Geraty began bookbinding in 1975 at Unicorn Press in Greensboro, NC
where he worked as a printer, typesetter and binder for several years.  He
moved to Boston, in 1977 and continued working as a binder at various
places including; library binding at the New England Bookbinding Company,
conservation at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University
and over four years at Harcourt Bindery ending his time there as shop
manager.  In 1984 he began working as an independent binder and in 1985
moved to Easthampton, MA.  As owner of Praxis Bindery, he has focused on
conservation, fine binding and binding of editions and presentation
materials for publishers and artists.  Peter is intrigued by the challenge
of combining design, structure, and materials to present text or art. The
name he chose for his bindery, Praxis, encompasses his ongoing philosophy
to continually hone one’s craftsmanship and pursue deeper knowledge.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  To request disability accommodations for this
event, contact the Office of ADA Coordinator at least 10 days in advance
of any event by calling 206-543-6450 (voice); 2-6-543-6452 (TDD);
206-685-3885 (FAX); access@uw.edu (e-mail).

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