Friday, February 9, Union League Club
“The Portrait of a (Bookbinding) Artist As A Young Man”
We sometimes call the pages in a book “leaves”, because in the first century of the common era, writers in India used a metal stylus to write on palm leaves, which were later inked and often bound to form books. Now, millenia later, in this digital age, what could draw a young person to this ancient craft … and what are its applications today?
Join us in February as Caxtonian Samuel Feinstein shares his remarkable and surprising story, which began on a conventional college campus and then took him to Boston’s North Bennet Street School, where students are taught crafts ranging from violin making, to preservation carpentry, to bookbinding.
His generously-illustrated talk will reveal his unique story and highlight the kinds of fine, all-purpose, and traditional/period bindings as well as enclosures that Feinstein creates today. An instructor as well as a craftsman, Feinstein will help reveal how the book arts remain alive and vibrant through a new generation. Whether you’re a bookbinding enthusiast or new to the topic, you’re bound to enjoy this program!
February luncheon: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (in a different room, to be announced) 12:30-1:30. Luncheon is $35. Reservations or cancellations by noon Wednesday for Friday lunch (no-shows will be billed for the meal). Call 312 255 3710 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members may also register and pay in advance at this site (thecaxtonclub.onefireplace.com). (No online cancellations).