2015WKSP-12 - Title: In the Beginning – Coptic Bookbinding from the 4th - 7th Century

  • 26 Apr 2015
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10 May 2015
  • 5:00 AM
  • Toronto ON
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In the Beginning – Coptic Bookbinding from the 

   4th -  7th Century
Instructor: Don Taylor
Location: CBBAG Bindery, 80 Ward Street, Suite 207
   Toronto ON (Landsdowne & Dupont area)
Duration: 3 Sundays,  April 26, May 3 & 10
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Course Fee: $ 255 members / $315 non-members
Materials Fee: $40.00 payable to instructor
Prerequisite: BB1 or permission of the instructor
       Scrolls were all very well but what the Western world really needed was the codex. What we think of as the book form was first developed by Coptic Christians living in Egypt and the earliest evidence that we have is from the 4th C AD. In this course you will use papyrus, leather, parchment, silver and bone to sew, design and create a series of Coptic bindings of increasing complexity in the spirit and style of the earliest book forms, each one as unique as its creator. Beautiful, sensual- papyrus smells amazing- and imbued with a sense of history, these books will give you a base for further creative work.


Don Taylor is a bookbinder and restorer who works and teaches in Toronto. He was trained in bookbinding and design at Sheridan College and the Three Schools of Art and has studied with Betsy Palmer Eldridge. His work is exhibited widely and is represented in public and private collections across Canada. He has taught for CBBAG since 1984. www.dontaylorbookbinder.com/

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