An Evening with Michael Burke and Dominic Riley

Have you gotten to meet our visiting Master Bookbinders yet? We’ve been so lucky to have Dominic and Michael here at San Francisco Center for the book — both have taught some amazing classes this summer, with a few more upcoming: Dominic’s Account Book Binding workshop takes place on July 22, and Michael’s class on the Ethiopian codex is on July 27.

Whether you’ve already taken a class from one of the masters or you’re anxious to meet them, this Friday’s Evening with Michael Burke and Dominic Riley is a fantastic chance to hear the gentlemen muse on book structures both old and new.

Following his recent success in the International Bookbinding Competition, Dominic Riley will talk about his winning binding, Pyramus and Thisbe, now in the permanent collection of the Bodleian Library in Oxford. He will also show some his other recent commissioned design binding he has made in the past year.

Since his last visit Michael Burke has gained his Masters degree in the History of the Book from London University. Michael studied manuscripts made by the monks of Fountains Abbey in England in the middle ages. He will talk about the results of his historical research and will share his discoveries of the techniques they used.

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Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

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