Film, Video A Conversation with a Modern Bookbinder

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A Conversation with a Modern Bookbinder
Daniel E. Kelm discussed the art and craft of bookbinding.
Event Date
September 11, 2014
-  Daniel E. Kelm was trained in chemistry and philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. After receiving a B.A., he remained at the University, serving in various research and teaching positions for the next five years. In 1978 he began his explorations of bookbinding at the University of Minnesota Library Bindery. From 1978 to 1983 he served apprenticeships and worked in binderies across the country, learning increasingly specialized traditional bookbinding techniques. He opened his own studio, The Wide Awake Garage in 1983 and The Garage Annex School of Book Arts in 1990. In addition to teaching at The Garage Annex School, Kelm has taught classes across the country including at the Library of Congress.
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Running Time
1 hours, 13 minutes, 20 seconds
Online Format
online text

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