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"Unusually well done and informative." — Lafayette (Indiana) Journal & Courier

A book bound by hand can be a work of art in a way that machine-bound books can never be. And in this comprehensive, profusely illustrated guide to hand bookbinding, a noted expert in the field explains the techniques needed to create your own choice specimens of the binder's art. Directed especially toward beginners, Creative Bookbinding shows how this ancient craft offers a satisfying hobby and rewarding aesthetic experience — even for those with little previous knowledge of the craft. As Pauline Johnson states in the Preface: "Even with a limited background of knowledge [the craftsperson] can experience a great deal of enjoyment in binding his own books and building up a distinctive personal library of which he can be proud. Each product can be an artistic creation to be cherished."

Detailed illustrated instructions for achieving such beautiful hand-crafted volumes are presented here in a readable, informal, and easy-to-follow format. After a brief history of printing and binding, the author provides an in-depth discussion of book design — the proportion and size of books, the parts of a book, materials, tools, and equipment needed for book construction ( a list of supply sources is included), and more. Working procedures are clearly explained, progressing from binding simple folders, notepads, folios, pamphlets, and magazines to full-size sewn books with bindings of cloth and leather. You'll also find an indispensable chapter on the preservation and repair of valuable or irreplaceable volumes.

Over 600 photographs and diagrams explain and clarify each step of each process, as well as depicting an abundance of beautiful bindings, both ancient and modern. With this book as a guide, bookbinders at all skill levels can strive to achieve similar magnificent results.

Synopsis:

Comprehensive, profusely illustrated guide to materials, equipment, papers, repair and preservation, many other topics. Over 600 photographs and diagrams illustrate step-by-step instructions. Introduction. Supply Sources.

Synopsis:

Comprehensive, profusely illustrated guide covers everything — from binding simple pamphlets to sewn bindings of cloth and leather. Topics include materials, equipment, design, papers, printmaking, leathercrafting, repair and preservation, other techniques. Over 600 photographs and diagrams illustrate detailed, step-by-step instructions. Introduction. Supply Sources.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-258) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486263076
Author:
Johnson, Pauline
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Vocational education and industrial arts
Subject:
Publishing
Subject:
Printing, publishing and allied trades
Subject:
Design - Book
Subject:
Bookbinding
Subject:
Bookbinding -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Book Printing & Binding
Subject:
hand bookbinding
Subject:
repair book bindings
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Crafts-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
19900631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 in 1.68 lb

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Comprehensive, profusely illustrated guide to materials, equipment, papers, repair and preservation, many other topics. Over 600 photographs and diagrams illustrate step-by-step instructions. Introduction. Supply Sources.
"Synopsis" by ,
Comprehensive, profusely illustrated guide covers everything — from binding simple pamphlets to sewn bindings of cloth and leather. Topics include materials, equipment, design, papers, printmaking, leathercrafting, repair and preservation, other techniques. Over 600 photographs and diagrams illustrate detailed, step-by-step instructions. Introduction. Supply Sources.
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