Hedi Kyle had a big influence in the developping of contemporary bookbinding since end 1970’s.
As bookconservator she developped a lot of innovative and onconventional structures for designing, fabricating and a different way in looking to books as a piece of ‘architecture’.
Her extensive knowledge of historical bookstructures is visible in all of her books, using her technical knowledge to create a unique vision.
Using quality materials, she also re-uses lost and found materials and transform them completely in her own way.
Her work is seen all over the internet and in a lot of books. We know a lot of her structures like Flagbook, Fishbonebook, Accordionbook, Blizzardbook, to name a few.
Because of her lessons for many years in Ox-Bow, Michican and her workshop all over the USA, her students copied and spread her work all over the world.
A lot of people are using het structures without knowing it was developped by Hedi.
In 2018 a fantastic book about her work is published: The art of the fold. Recommenden for everyone who loves her way of making books.
Hedi Kyle was our guest teacher in 2016 in cooperation with Elbel Libro.
More information: Wikipedia.org