From Tom Twetten at Craftsbury Antiquarian Books:
[Amurath to Amurath, by Gertrude Bell: a record of an extraordinary woman traveler going east from Aleppo to Baghdad, on horseback, with a few Syrian assistants. The binding is low Syrian desert hills beneath of large night sky, diamonds imbedded into the leather. Binding by Tom Twetten ]
Last Wednesday a group of book artists and binders gave a talk on book arts and bindings, showing some recent projects and their approaches to design. The group, all living in Craftsbury, Vermont, include VABA member Tom Twetten, and Carol Ceraldi who had a booth at the last two Burlington VABA fairs to show her book repair and conservation skills, Also presenting were Kristin Urie, who specializes in delightful children’s books of her watercolors, and Christine McDonnell, who was trained at North Bennett Street School in Boston. She talked about that training, and illustrated several innovative bindings.
The talk included a slide-show, which was apparently derailed by a power-outage – you can view the presentation here:
[you can also get to this link from the Library’s “What’s Happening” page by clicking on the link in the left sidebar: http://www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org/events/ ]
A few more examples by Tom:
[ Don Etherington’s book about his design binding and book conservation career. Binding by Tom Twetten. ]
[this “spook” binding cloak lifts up to disclose the author’s photo. He is Dick Holm, writing The Craft We Chose, about his career in the CIA. Binding by Tom Twetten. ]