The Art and Craft of Handmade Books

The Art and Craft of Handmade Books

eBook - 2016
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"A beautiful and worthwhile book." - Next Book Please This innovative approach to bookbinding demonstrates an array of creative techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary works of art. Easy-to-follow, well-illustrated directions for more than 25 patterns explain how to make seven different kinds of books with pop-up panels and pages that "explode" from the spine as well as slipcases, tassels, and other distinctive features. The guide begins with instructions for a simple accordion-fold book. Successive projects build on methods readers have already mastered and introduce new skills, including the pamphlet stitch, ideal for photo albums and scrapbooks; tacket binding, the versatile stitch of medieval Europe; and the Coptic stitch, employed by Christians of ancient Egypt. A full-color photo gallery, with contributions from more than 60 artists, offers further inspiration for enhancing and personalizing projects by using alphabets, bestiaries, botanical illustrations, and other designs. The author includes a glossary of terms as well as information on materials and tools. "Well-written, imaginative - and just plain fun to read. I learned a lot about ways to make books that I never dreamed of. Ms. Laplantz is a creative genius." - Bassocantor Reviews "This is a gorgeous book filled with beautiful projects." - The Sheepish Reader 'n' Writer
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Dover Publications, 2016
ISBN: 9780486813332
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: TotalBoox - Distributor
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