Jeffrey Altepeter
Katy Baum
Elizabeth Curran Boody
Denise Carbone
Valerie Carrigan
Rebecca Chamlee
Gabby Cooksey
Coleen Curry
Debra Disman
Mark Esser
Casey Gardner
Don Glaister
Virginia Green
Penelope Hall
Karen Hanmer
Jon Hinkel
Susan Hulme
Lang Ingalls
Caitlin Jochym
Peggy Johnston
Andrea Krupp
Monique Lallier
Beth Lee
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christine Manwiller
Emily Martin
Christopher McAfee
Natalie Naor
Tara O'Brien
Patricia Owen
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Rebecca Philio
Patricia Sargent
Suzanne Sawyer
Jackie Scott
Judy Sgantas
Sarah Smith
Therese Swift-Hahn
Deborah Thompson
Claire Van Vliet
Peter Verheyen
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Charles Wisseman
Rutherford Witthus

Katy Baum
Telluride, Colorado

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[American Academy of Bookbinding], Imagine a Beautiful Book

The first half of Imagine a Beautiful Book chronicles the history of the first twenty years at the American Academy of Bookbinding. The second half provides an in-depth look at the fine binding techniques taught by Monique Lallier and Don Glaister, techniques that I've had the great pleasure of studying. I chose to bind this book because it represents the formation of AAB, and on a personal level, my own formation as a bookbinder. The all-white design is an homage to my teachers, to the school, and to the phenomenal natural beauty of Telluride.

Alum-tawed goatskin, handsewn silk endbands, eggshell, Indian silk endpapers. 12 x 7.5 x .75 inches. 30.5 x 19 x 2 centimeters. Created 2018.

KATY BAUM has been pursuing her love of bookbinding since 2001. She currently resides in Telluride, Colorado, and works as the managing director of the American Academy of Bookbinding.