The Art and Craft of Handmade Books

The Art and Craft of Handmade Books

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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: Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2016
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780486800370
0486800377
Branch Call Number: 025.7 L3163A 2016
Characteristics: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Aplin, Tracy
Tenret, Carla

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