Design techniques include the traditional such as inlaid and onlaid leathers but also can embrace current technology and contemporary structures.
I teach my personal approach to the assessment and appreciation of a given text. A book has such a multi-faceted presence many factors can influence the way in which the design for a binding is achieved visually. I am not interested in technique for its own sake, the structures and palette of finishing activities are tought as a means to an end and the demands of a particular book.
Excitement, surprise and mystery are the most important aspects of bindings design for me.