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B3958. Art Made From Books / Heyenga
B3958. Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed. Edited by Laura Heyenga. 2013. 176pp. 7.25"x9.25". Hardcover

Some book artists use the mass-produced printed book as their basic material. They cut, carve, stack, and stitch unwanted books to produce original and compelling works. This definitive collection ranges from whimsical pop-up landscapes to powerful sculptures. More than 200 photographs.




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B3952. 500 Handmade Books: Volume 2
B3952. 500 Handmade Books: Volume 2. 2013. 420pp. 8"X8". Paper

Showcases 500 stunning new creations by an array of internationally known book artists, presenting the creative possibilities of books as objects and as sculptural pieces. Includes rich variations on the traditional codex along with works that unfurl, scroll, and flip. Materials used include metal, fabric, wood, and glass in addition to paper, both machine-made and lush, handcrafted sheets.




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B3950. Thread Loves Paper / Marks
B3950. Thread Loves Paper: Contemporary Artist Books by Emily Marks. 2012. 74pp. 11"x8.5". Paper

This book, which grew out of an exhibition the author curated, shows how 25 book artists use thread in their work. Chapters on covers, bindings, hand embroidery, machine stitching, and altered books provide a historical perspective and then display book art examples along with statements by the makers. You learn how the artists think and of their experiences, and gain insights into how they create unique artworks. Large, full-color images are provided for each artist’s book.



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B3899. Book Art Studio Handbook / Dolin & Lapidow
B3899. Book Art Studio Handbook: Techniques and Methods for Binding Books, Creating Albums, Making Boxes and Enclosures, and More by Stacie Dolin and Amy Lapidow. 2013. 160pp. 8"x10.25". Paper

There's nothing like making your own sketchbook, or wrapping a favorite book in the perfect homemade slipcase. And you can create it all yourself! Select the tools and materials you'll need, master basic book-binding techniques, and practice your new skills on 12 eye-catching projects. Then explore the gallery of variations for more inspiration to make each book form your own. Whether you're an experienced book binder or new to the art, Book Art Studio Handbook will help you take your books to the next level.

With Book Art Studio Handbook, you'll learn how to:

- Set up your workspace or studio
- Choose the right board, paper, book cloth, and other supplies for your project
- Fold a textblock, make a sewing template, glue a cover, and practice other essential techniques
- Create albums: Imagine your photos in an Accordion Album with Frames, for example
- Create books: How about a flexible Tacketed Book to customize?
- Create enclosures: From Slipcase to French Box
- Challenge yourself: Try your hand at an advanced project, such as a Travel Journal




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B3354. Writing Down the Bones



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B3432. Typography Sketchbooks / Heller & Talaric
Typography Sketchbooks edited by Steven Heller and Lita Talaric. 2011. 368pp. 7.25"x 9.5". Paper

Get inside the minds of those who create typefaces, word-images, and logos through their private sketchbooks. Learn how more than ninety of the world's leading designers and typographers strive to find new and exciting ways of communicating through letters and words. Includes work by Ivan Chermayeff, Carlos Segura, Milton Glaser, Maira Kalman, Bob Aufuldish, Matthew Carter, Javier Mariscal and Patrick Thomas, Erik Spiekermann, Viktor Nübel, Peter Bilak and Enkeling, Jean-Baptiste Levée and many more. Their wide-ranging typographic musings presented in this compendium provide fascinating insights into the expressive quality of letters and words.



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B3399. Bookbinding in Early America / French
Bookbinding in Early America: Seven Essays on Masters & Methods. 1986. 272pp. 7.5x10.75. Hardcover $49.95. SALE

Contains previously published and unpublished works by Hannah French. Articles on Andrew Barclay, an early Boston binder, Henry B. Legg, Caleb Buglass, a Philadelphia binder, John Roulstone's Harvard bindings, and Thomas Jefferson's last binder, Frederick August Mayo. Also contains catalogues of bookbinding tools by Willman Spawn. Foreword by Marcus A. McCorison. Many illustrations.



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DVD18. Don Etherington: Fully Dressed in Leather
Don Etherington: Fully Dressed in Leather, Conservation Style
68 minutes. DVD.

As he covers a book in full leather, Don Etherington demonstrates the often unappreciated principles of sound forwarding and discuss various aspects of techniques designed to achieve a more durable binding.

All our DVD’s are made to run on USA and Canada machines. If you live outside North America, you should check with the manual for your machine to see if it can play NTSC format DVD’s. If your DVD player can’t play our DVD’s, your computer may be able to.



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B3326. Handmade Books (Lark Studio Series) / Hemachandra
Lark Studio Series: Handmade Books by Ray Hemachandra. 2010. 204pp. 5"x5". Paper

This book presents an inspiring gallery of bookmaking today, with artists' books, hand-bound books, and leather-tooled covers. The books feature handmade papers and bindings that show the potential of the form. Contributors include Jeanne Germani, David Hodges, Laura Wait, and a host of others.




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B3320. Playing with Books / Thompson
Playing with Books: Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book by Jason Thompson. 2010. 154pp. 8"x10". Paper

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Presents step-by-step projects that deconstruct and rebuild books and their parts into unique objects. The book combines bookbinding, woodworking, paper crafting, origami, and textile and decorative arts techniques, along with a healthy dose of experimentation and fun. Includes a gallery of thought-provoking and beautiful works.



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