Crisscross Bindings with Denise Carbone

Crisscross Bindings with Denise Carbone
Saturday, January 14, 2017 10 am to 5 pm
The Library Company of Philadelphia

Hedi Kyle introduced the “Secret Belgian Import Binding” to bookbinders in the United States in the mid 1990’s. Slowly the word circulated around that Anne Goy, a Belgian book ar␣st, created the structure and actually presented it in 1986 as a flexible alterna␣ve to Japanese stab bindings. Goy herself calls this technique the crisscross binding. In 2012 she published a marvelous book on the subject. The technique is excep␣onal with regards to its func␣onality and its design. The book covers and the text block can easily be opened and the board sewing construc␣on works as a func␣onal design element.