2017年8月18日 星期五 19:30 至 21:30 The Bookworm Courtyard #4, South Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing Phone: 10 6503 2050 老书虫 北京市朝阳区南三里屯路4号院 电话：10 6503 2050 Note: You can also buy tickets in person at The Bookworm, or reserve by emailing email@example.com or calling (10) 6503 2050.
2017年8月18日 星期五 19:30 至 21:30
The Beijing Bookworm
The Beijing Bookworm
Along with the economical and cultural exchanges between China and Western countries and the development of Chinese publishing industry, Chinese cultural and publishing circles have known more and more about western book binding and design. Bibliophiles who are interested in collecting western classical books emerge. But due to lack of systematical cultural background and professional knowledge, readers only have a simple understanding of this special industry of western hand-made bookbinding.
In addition to his duties as managing director of Shepherds Sangorski & Sutcliffe, Rob Shepherd is a famous artist in bookbinding. He is the author of Lost on the Titanic and Handmade Books. With considerable practice and thorough knowledge, Rob Shepherd has a systematical and original view on western hand-made bookbinding.
This meet-and-greet between the author and readers includes three parts. The first part is sharing by the author, lasting about an hour.
Rob Shepherd will share his experience in life and work and introduce his new book The Cinderella of the Arts published by Dolphin Books. He will base on the history of Sangorski & Sutcliffe ( Sangorski & Sutcliffe was founded in 1901 and within a few years it had grown into the leading hand bindery of the Edwardian era) to introduce the development of western hand-made book binding and design and the important role Sangorski & Sutcliffe playing in inheritance. The firm’s greatest achievement was the binding Great Omar, which was decorated with rare treasures; its fate of loss on the Titanic has all the mystery and intrigue of a romantic melodrama.
After the author’s sharing, there will be 30-minute time for readers to ask questions about their confusion in publishing industry, the aesthetics of design and book binding; related questions about a particular book’s design are also welcomed. Such rare opportunity can not be missed!
The last part is for book signing. Readers can buy books in the bookstore and queue for signature.