Books as works of art
A workshop on the art of bookbinding
18 MAR 2019
Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
For teenagers and adults with or without disability (coming from special schools for the legally deaf and hard of hearing)
School and university students—legally deaf, hard of hearing and people with normal hearing—will get to know a different aspect of books. Using Greek Sign Language, they will learn, during the course of this workshop, how to bind book pages together in a creative way and how to make book covers—creating their own unique notebooks in the process.
At the Onassis Library, you are going to see rare books from our collection up close. Apart from the learning they hide inside them or the stories they tell, these books are also works of art. And that’s because their covers and ornaments, their spines, and the way their pages have been put together during bookbinding make them unique. They possess all this thanks to bookbinders, the artists responsible for all of the above.
We have thus set up—in collaboration with Foinikas Editions and the Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth—a bookbinding workshop to give legally deaf and normal-hearing young people the chance to get together, work together, learn and communicate, through creative artistic work. Two bookbinders will be there to teach them the secrets of their trade: how to use traditional techniques and tools for book decoration, how to bind sheets of paper together, how to transform book covers into works of art by means of one’s imagination and creativity.
creditsBabis Leggas: Bookbinder - Publisher
Ioanna Raissaki: Bookbinder - Conservator
Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth.
This programme is open to teenagers and adults with or without disability (coming from special schools for the legally deaf and hard of hearing).
The Onassis Library (56 Amalias Ave.)
18 March 2019
Admission is free
T. 210 3713000