Bill Anthony: Fine Binder
University of Iowa Museum of Art
. April-July, 2005
This exhibit features a retrospective of reknowned binder and the University of Iowa's first book conservator. The publication, Bill Anthony: Fine Binder, will provide a comprehensive catalog of the retrospective exhibit. Curated by former Bill Anthony apprentice, Larry Yerkes.
Bookbinding Across Time & Culture
University of Iowa Main Library. April-July, 2005
Bookbinding models are used to exemplify and demonstrate the various mechanisms of books. Unlike real historical bindings, models can be freely manipulated to observe the mobility of the bound structure. Bill Anthony, former Conservator of the UI Libraries, was known for his replicas or models of historical bindings, and established the bookbinding model collection, which has now grown to over 60 models. This exhibit highlights the model collection and raises questions about the role of book format, structure and action. Curated by UI Conservators Gary Frost and Kristin Alana Baum.
The Business of Bookbinding in Iowa: 1930-1950
The University of Iowa Special Collections
The Hertzberg Bindery, which was established in Des Moines in 1920, took on both library binding and fine binding for individuals. In the late 1930s, as the company’s product lines grew to include pre-made endsheets and pre-printed binding fabrics for use by other binders, it was renamed Library Binding Service. Although it no longer offers binding services, it continues to operate as three highly successful divisions under that general name (usually abbreviated to “LBS”).  This exhibition focuses on the early history of the company and is based on photographic and other documentation gifted to the Libraries by Fritz James in 2002. Curated by UI Libraries Special Collections staff.

Bill Anthony: Lineage of a Master, Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa. Curated by Larry Yerkes and Julie Leonard.


Student Show, University of Iowa Center for the Book exhibit, North Hall. Curated by UI Center for the Book staff & students.


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