Literature - Books, Author Readings, Book Signings Literary Festivals & More in Metro DC
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|Holiday Cheer 2013 DC Holiday Events: Music, Dance, Theatre & More|
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|On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History|
Fri, December 13
Author Nicholas Basbanes discusses the history of paper from its invention in China eighteen hundred years ago. He reveals at how paper has been used to record history, make laws, draw designs and blueprints, and conduct business.
|Making her Mark: Publishers’ Bindings by Women|
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Saturday, November 1, 2014
In the 19th century, book publishers developed new bookbinding methods to respond to an increasingly educated general public. One of these shifts was using cloth to bind books instead of more expensive leather and less resilient paper bindings. This switch to cloth provided an avenue for artists to make their mark on bookbinding design in the later part of the century. While the first few decades of designs were accomplished by craftsmen rather than artists, women became some of the most successful artists creating designs for publishers' bindings.