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Exhibits and talk at UCSB; UCLA benefit auction

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  • Pam Maines
    Currently, there are some small exhibits in the UCSB library of interest to book artists: 1. In the lobby of the library (area just to right of front doors),
    Message 1 of 4 , May 4, 2003
      Currently, there are some small exhibits in the UCSB library of
      interest to book artists:

      1. In the lobby of the library (area just to right of front doors),
      there is an exhibit of books produced by letterpress printer Amos
      Kennedy. Although there is no information provided about the artist,
      in today's News-Press an announcement says he is "a self-proclaimed
      book builder, a black printer who has dedicated his work to the
      'documentation of Negro culture.'" He is giving a talk on Tuesday at
      6:30 in the Multicultural Center Lounge at UCSB. The lecture will
      focus on book building as an art and as a means to creatively express
      social and political messages that are accessible to everyone.

      2. In the hallway on the first floor, opposite the elevators, the
      cases hold a small exhibit of book arts creations from the library's
      collection and local artists. Some are quite creative!

      3. On the 3rd floor, in the Special Collections Library, the current
      exhibit is of old (early to mid-1900s) die-cut advertising pieces,
      some of them quite amusing.

      Also, an auction of artists' books and works on paper is being held
      May 15 to benefit the Artists Books Fund at UCLA Arts Library. It
      will be held at Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills at 6 pm but it also is
      possible to place bids online. The illustrated catalogue is online
      at <http://www.pbagalleries.com>

      Pam
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    • Patrice Baldwin
      ... Maxine - Tyvek is made of plastic. I wouldn t touch it. It s VERY strong, and wouldn t cut up or grind up anyway. I just use Abaca to fill or strengthen a
      Message 2 of 4 , May 4, 2003
        --- In bookartsconnection@yahoogroups.com, "milkyway990" <MSA@c...> wrote:
        > Has anyone cut up Tyvek and added it to other fibers? How does
        > it beat up in the Critter, and will it produce a stronger mixture?
        > I have used Abaca to strengthened mixtures before for a stronger
        > sheet, but didn't know what else can be used, effectively.

        Maxine - Tyvek is made of plastic. I wouldn't touch it. It's VERY
        strong, and wouldn't cut up or grind up anyway. I just use Abaca to
        fill or strengthen a shorter pulp. Or you could use a 2 hour beaten flax.

        Patrice
      • Jill Littlewood
        Maxine, Agggggghhh - don t even think about mixing tyvek to anything; it will kill your motor because it is a spun synthetic fiber, not a true papermaking
        Message 3 of 4 , May 5, 2003
          Maxine,

          Agggggghhh - don't even think about mixing tyvek to anything; it will kill
          your motor because it is a spun synthetic fiber, not a true papermaking
          fiiber. It would be like trying to beat plastic or fiberglass. It will never
          absorb water, and I doubt it would ever bond to real paper fibers. It is
          made by Dupont, and they will give you all the info you want if you call
          them.

          The strongest fiber you can safely add is flax.

          As to the end sheets, it depends on if they are printed, paste papers, or
          marbled papers. For the latter, show them to Jean Marie Seaton when you
          come out here again. If they are printed, Sue Allen at Yale is the
          specialist. I don't know who would be able to date paste papers but there
          are now 5 or 6 good books on the subject and I think one has a section of
          historical samples.

          Jill
          ----- Original Message -----
          From: "milkyway990" <MSA@...>
          To: <bookartsconnection@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003 8:46 PM
          Subject: [bookartsconnection] Stronger paper


          > Has anyone cut up Tyvek and added it to other fibers? How does
          > it beat up in the Critter, and will it produce a stronger mixture?
          > I have used Abaca to strengthened mixtures before for a stronger
          > sheet, but didn't know what else can be used, effectively.
          > A friend gave me a few decorative end sheets she had taken out of
          > old library books long ago. Does anyone know how to figure out,
          > 1.) if they are handmade?
          > 2.) how old they are?
          >
          > - Maxine
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