Online (only) Presentation
Thursday, June 8, 2023 7 pm
Recording of presentation on YouTube HERE
Pietro Accardi will give a presentation about the history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling and how his current research for beauty and color harmony in the marbling universe. Pietro will also talk about some of his recent work in restoration of 100-year-old books and dedicated marbling for covers of more modern books.
Pietro is a native of the northwestern Italian city of Turin where his father Gaetano Accardi operated "Tipografia Accardi," a 1950s state-of-the-art printing press. From a young age he assisted his father in the bustling press. Pietro later immersed himself in the more ancient traditions of paper marbling, restoration, and bookbinding.
Pietro went on to establish "La Legatoria del Sole," his own bookbindery in Turin for 12 years. He worked for Turin's Municipal Archives, main public library, and University libraries restoring and binding books. He also ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business within the bindery. In 2006, he moved to Nevada where he lives with his wife and assistant Vanessa and their numerous felines.
Click the arrow > in the picture below to scroll through examples of Pietro's exceptional work.