Saturday Talk – Aspects of the Book, Part 1

Date(s) - 11/03/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Baylink Conference Room


In the first of two Saturday talks, Marion Roubos-Bennett will briefly describe the history of paper and pigments, and how they have been used over the centuries – from rag paper to hemp paper, and from lapis lazuli to gold leaf and yellow ochre. The illustrated presentation will show examples of artworks showing the use of pigments in books throughout history. A second talk, tentatively scheduled for June 2017, will cover Printing and Binding. Along the way Marion will talk about famous and particular books which exemplify these aspects.

Members wishing to attend may book with Ross Thomas at or by phone on 0402 132 698.