CITY AND THE BOOK V
THE AMERICANS IN FLORENCE'S 'ENGLISH' CEMETERY
11 OCTOBER 2008, FLORENCE, ITALY
PRECEDED BY A BOOK-BINDING WORKSHOP IN FLORENCE,
TAUGHT BY ENRICO GIANNINI,
PIAZZALE DONATELLO AND VIA DE' VELLUTI
8-11 and 13-15 OCTOBER, 2008
Enrico Giannini and Julia Bolton Holloway will host Book-Binding Workshops in Florence 8-11 October (Wednesday through Friday) and 13-15 October (Monday through Wednesday) 2008. Fee: 100 euro for 3 hours of instruction for one or two persons from Enrico Giannini. It is suggested that each student come with a notepad, pen and pencil, and suitable clothes for working, such as an apron.
Bookbinding tools in Enrico Giannini's Laboratory
Wednesday or Monday morning 9:30-12:30 Paper
marbling, English Cemetery, Piazzale Donatello. Lunch in the
Wednesday or Monday afternoon 2:30-5:30 Continue marbling. During breaks we can explore the historic tombs.
Bookbinding leather and cloth in Enrico Giannini's Laboratory
Thursday or Tuesday morning 9:30-12:30. Sewing
gatherings of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets and
Ballad, with Iram Powers' 'Greek Slave', etc., typeset
in William Morris Troy font, etc. Making endpapers from
marbled paper for these books. Bookbinding Laboratory, 10 (red) Via de'
Velluti, off Via Maggio, opposite St Mark's Anglican Church,
Oltrarno, on the way to the Casa Guidi and Pitti Palace.
Thursday or Tuesday afternoon 2:30-5:30. Bookbinding and consulting on repair and binding of nineteenth-century books. Same location.
Display case of Giannini volumes
Friday or Wednesday morning. Finishing books with leather spines, marbled-paper covers and end papers. Bookbinding Laboratory, 10 red Via de' Velluti
Participants may bring books for consultation. They may also bind texts they choose, for instance, of their own calligraphy and/or their own poetry, rather than Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets and Ballad, if their work is already prepared in suitable gatherings. The practicum will teach participants how books are assembled, thus also giving basic training in book restoration. During the stay it will be possible to stroll through Florentine streets and find botteghe carrying out fine book-binding, studying their skills. It will also be possible to buy in Florence exquisite marbled and printed papers, particularly from the Giannini family members, for use in book-binding, as well as booklets of gold leaf. A list of such stores and a map will be given to registrants.
Enrico Giannini, who
teaches in both English and Italian, in his Laboratory
in Via de' Velluti
10r Via de' Velluti off Via Maggio
Guidi, end of via Maggio, Ponte S. Trinità, via Tornabuoni
of Central Florence
Maria Novella & Station 18
Piazzale Donatello, English Cemetery, to left
Housing can be
available for the students at the very beautiful Villa Agape
with its Renaissance garden at the cost of €55 a night, bed
For Villa Agape, Via Torre del Gallo, 8/10, either take a taxi from the airport or use the airport bus to Santa Maria Novella Station, then take a taxi. If coming by bus and not taxi from Santa Maria Novella Station, take bus number 12 to bus stop 7 in Viale Galileo, then walk up Via del Giramontino which becomes Via Torre del Gallo. Going back into Florence take bus number 13 from bus stop 8 on Viale Galileo. Buy bus tickets before entering buses from either a newstand or a bar, asking for 'biglietti per quattro corse', using each of its four numbered parts in turn, as these are cheaper. When you board the bus put your ticket in the machine to validate it. A bus ticket allows you to travel and change buses for 70 minutes, once it has had the time stamped on it. We recommend you pack and bring mosquito repellant!
Villa Agape, 'Suore Stabilite nella Carità', Via Torre del Gallo, 8/10, Tel. (0039) 055/220044, but ask us to make the calls for you as the Sisters do not speak English.
Julia Bolton Holloway, English Cemetery, Piazzale Donatello, 38, Tel. 055/582608
The whole class of 2004 with the books they marbled and bound of Julian of Norwich, Showing of Love, and of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Poems and Ballad.
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