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Karen Hanmer on Bookbinding Now with Peter D Verheyen
  • Peter D Verheyen, Syracuse University
  • Karen Hanmer

Interview of Karen Hanmer on Susan Mills' Bookbinding Now, a New York-based community podcast posted every other Wednesday. This episode of Bookbinding Now was hosted by Peter D. Verheyen in conjunction with Full Tilt at

The interview discusses how Hanmer discovered the book arts, how she develops ideas for her work, her move into the world of traditional fine binding, the business of book arts, teaching, and workshops.

Karen Hanmer is a book artist and binder working in Glenview, IL. Her intimate, playful works fragment and layer text and image to intertwine memory and cultural history, and the history of science. She curated the Guild of Book Workers “Marking Time” exhibition and serves on the editorial board of The Bonefolder. Her work is collected and exhibited widely in the US and abroad.

  • Karen Hanmer,
  • book arts,
  • installations,
  • bookbinding,
  • teaching,
  • workshops,
  • marketing
Publication Date
July 20, 2011
Citation Information
Peter D Verheyen and Karen Hanmer. "Karen Hanmer on Bookbinding Now with Peter D Verheyen" (2011)
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