This event was held on August 7, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Julia Miller has been a book conservator for 30 years. She will discuss historical book binding in conjunction with the Downtown AADL exhibit, "Design Bindings Presented by the Kerrytown BookFest." The exhibit is on display through August. This event is cosponsored by the Kerrytown BookFest, a community event occurring on Sat., September 7, 2008.
Miller has recently shifted her work from bench treatment to independent scholarship, studying and recording the historical style and structure of bindings in the rare collections at the University of Michigan. She will discuss historical 'fine' binding, what makes such bindings special, and how they relate to the current exhibit at AADL. She will bring some examples and images of different levels of 18th- and 19th- century historical binding for illustration.