“Joint Exhibition for Traditional Western Book Binding and Conceptual Book Design” exhibition to be held at the Macao Polytechnic Institute Library

In order to promote the inheritance and creation of book design and traditional western book binding, Macao Polytechnic Institute Library is pleased to present the“Joint Exhibition for Traditional Western Book Binding and Conceptual Book Design”. This exhibition is jointly organised with the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) and The Macao Institute of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Relics (MICRCR) starting from 15th October to 14th November 2018. Interested parties are welcome to visit this exhibition at the Macao Polytechnic Institute Library, located on the second floor of Wui Chi Building of the Macao Polytechnic Institute.

The exhibition is divided into two parts. The first part shows selected outstanding handmade books from the students who have completed the ‘Elementary Course in Binding and Conservation of Western Rare Books’ which was co-organised by USJ Library and MICRCR in summer 2017. The handmade books are made by three traditional western book binding methods, which include Coptic Binding, Cloth Case Binding and Quarter Leather Tight Back Binding. The second part of the exhibition features a selection of Year Three students' works in conceptual book design from the "Graphic Design II" course of the Bachelor of Arts in Design of the School of Arts of Macao Polytechnic Institute. Those works are filled with ideas, creation and inspiration.

Over 20 works will be on display during the exhibition, showcasing design ideas, binding techniques and craftsmanship. It reflects the creativity, craftsmanship, design forms and concepts of traditional and non-traditional book designers. It is hoped that a creative spark will be ignited through this spectacular encounter and it will be of great interest to book lovers and book design professionals. For event details, please refer to the Library website http://library.ipm.edu.mo or contact the Library at 85996241.

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