6/6 – 6/17
Conservation Concepts
in Fine Binding UH Structure
with Sol Rebora


Thursday – Monday 6/6-6/17/2024
Full Day

Academia Americana de Encuadernación


This contemporary fine binding class will dive into design concepts and conservation considerations using the UH structure, which incorporates reversible techniques to connect the cover with the bookblock. This technique produces a refined case binding structure that can be used as the basis for fine binding design.

The first week of the course course will cover combinations of different paper, leathers, and adhesives through the forwarding process; and the second week will cover a variety of finishing techniques, including design, leather doublures, inlays, and onlays. To see an example of this binding style, click here: UH Structure with leather and Japanese endpapers.

SOL RÉBORA first began bookbinding in Buenos Aires in 1996. Her work may be found in many public and private collections around the world. Sol currently works in her private studio, Estudio Rébora, in Buenos Aires. She has been teaching private and regular group classes since 2008, and occasionally organizes visiting instructors for specialized knowledge and techniques. Sol has been a Guest Instructor in Mexico City, Guatemala City, San Francisco, and London.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Bookbinding I or familiarity with multi-signature sewing and case binding, as well as the tools of bookbinding.

Materials fee $150

Registration will be completed via the American Academy of Bookbinding.