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Marbling Around the World

The History, Materials, and Patterns of Marbling Across the Globe

Join the American Bookbinders Museum in discussion with marbler: Pietro Accardi. Accardi will give a brief talk about the legendary origins of marbling, cover historical and modern marbling patterns, give a live demonstration of marbling, and discuss his exploration of marbling on materials other than paper.

Pietro is native to the northwestern Italian city of Turin where his father Gaetano founded and operated a printing press. His youth spent in the press led him to paper marbling, restoration, and bookbinding. In 1997 Pietro established “La Legatoria del Sole,” an artisanal and production-oriented bookbindery in Turin. It served Turin’s Municipal Archives, as well as public and university libraries. After coming to the U.S. he started teaching at the San Francisco Center for the Book and at the Nevada Museum of Art. Together with his wife Vanessa, he  founded Accardi Book Arts: a book arts studio and bindery in Gardnerville Nevada to follow his passion of marbling fabric/paper, and to preserve the tradition of handmade books and boxes.

Cost: $10

Webinars are recorded and available to all registered attendees after the webinar.


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The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the history, tools and stories of bookbinders and bookbinding, from its earliest forms through the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution.

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