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Gary Frost
Austin, TX

Gary  Frost's work was exhibited in
Gary Frost: Explorer of Book Structure & Action
"Gary Frost: The Book Binder"
(1978) portrait from life by Lee Goodie, pencil and watercolor on painted canvas, framed
"medieval Idaho binding"
(1997) hand spun fax thread and cord, hand made apper, hand hewn boards, tawed goat, with elk bone folder made by Jim Croft
"Student Guide"
(1997) in Millennial transfer tape binding
binding types
(1988) archival long-stitch; limp vellum; BookLab limited edition binding, for the Book Club of California, 1988, "Isadora Duncan & Gordon Craig, The Prose & Poetry of Action," by Cynthia Splatt
cut-away models
(1983) Cut-away of wooden board binding with cross section, 1983, 17 x 25.5; Model of lacing paths in wooden board, 13 x 24
Dry Frio Bindery series
Dry Frio Bindery production set: Utopian Ethiopian, Millennial transfer tape, Post-Digital sewn boards bindings; Dry Frio Bindery Post-Digital binding kit
early binding series, 1962 - 1965
Small Town Sketch Book, 12.5 x 16; Spring Flood - Illinois Side, 14 x 21; Spiritual Ethos - Room #20, 14 x 21
examples of drawings
illustration of four openings, 13 x 16 in; illustration of laced strap binding, 13 x 16 in; illustration of collection maintenance book repair, 13 x 16 in; illustration of historical clasps, 13 x 16 in; drawing, pen and ink, diagram of binding anatomy to illustrate a terminology in Spanish; diagram "Relations of North Eastern African binding to Other Structures"
Exploration of Early Binding Structures
(1973) 1973 GBW exhibit: exhibit binding, "Glueless bindings on 5 thongs with oak boards, Japanese paper", 19 X 27, this was an early attempt to sew a book with endstraps in the place of kettle stitches and to lace on the boards by going under, not over, the board edge; GBW Jouranl, 1973, XI/2, opened to Betsy Eldridge review and illust., pp. 23-2; Drawing showing various lacing paths, 1978, 20 x 28
Future of the Book series
manufactured books, Otabind examples, transfer tape examples; desk-top books, "Three Bookbindings," Austin, 1993, opened to title page; BookLab shelf replacement copy; book arts, print out of BookLab webSite entrance
limp paper case binding series
plaque showing materials and structure of paper binding, 1979, 75.5 x 19.5; paper binding, 1984, covered in glue sized kozo sheet produced by Tim Barrett 16.5 x 23.5 [this is a paper cover version of the Clarkson limp vellum cover binding]; Italian limp paper cover binding, 1703, 16 x 22.5 [paper covered binding followed vellum work and was structurally abbreviated compared with the earlier work]; conservation rebinding, paper cover [a cased, not laced case, binding using attributes of the historical paper binding]
model of Richenbach binding
(1976) on "Vocabularius Latino-Teutonicus," 1477, (Newberry Library) [Richenbach was the first binder to sign his work, but definitely not the first to use the false (unsewn) cords seen in this model]
Moses David binding (reproduction)
(1978) from "Hand bookbinding today, an International Art," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1978
Coptic and Collage: Ancient Technique, Modern Application
 a survey of contemporary implementations of one of the first binding structures
Millenial Binding -- Medium
(1997) Painted Tyvek, #456 ADH transfer tape, copier paper.
Millenial Binding -- Small
(1997) Painted Tyvek, #456 ADH transfer tape, copier paper, plastic box.
Sewn Board Edition Binding Sample
(1996) Painted Rives BFK paper, linen spine with Iris cloth sides
Utopian Ethiopian Binding -- Production
(1997) Lana paper, mesquite boards, deer skin ties.
Utopian Ethiopian Binding -- Special
(1996) Painted Rives BFK paper, mesquite boards, deer skin ties.
Book Arts in the USA
 an exhibition of work by 51 artists; a cultural presentation of the United States of America
Cut-Away Model, Laced Construction
J.B. Green 1985 handmade paper. Sewn on single and double linen cords and split alum-tawed pigskin and vellum thongs with linen thread. Combination linen headband, Nigerian goatskin with spine cut away to reveal various sewing structures. Vellum tip on one corner, marbled paper covering part of back cover.
Book Artchitecture
 an exhibition in which the structure of the book supports the metaphor of the content or is the content
Five Binding Structures
(1984) 1. Long stitch; 2. Unsupported sewing, laced; 3. Supported sewing, laced; 4. Laced case; 5. Case construction laced.
Tracts of Moses David and the Children of God, The
(1979) Mixed media. Loaned by The Newberry Library.
Center for Book Arts: The First Decade
 an exhibition at The New York Public Library
Cut Away Model
(1983) Supported sewn and laced construction; leather, paper, laminated museum board.

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