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B4079. The Art and Craft of Handmade Books / LaPlantz B4079. The Art and Craft of Handmade Books: Revised and Updated by Shereen LaPlantz. (2001) 2016. 128pp. 8.25"x11". Paper
*AVAILABLE March 2016*
This innovative approach to bookbinding explains an array of creative techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary works of art. Easy-to-follow, well-illustrated directions explain how to make pop-up panels, pages that “explode” from the spine, slipcases, tassels, and other distinctive features. A full-color photo gallery offers further inspiration for enhancing and personalizing projects. From the author of Cover to Cover, which is also now available in an updated edition. Shereen started and published the first two issues of the magazine Bound & Lettered (then called Taballae Ansata).
B4044. Cover To Cover 20th Anniversary Ed / LaPlantz B4044. Cover To Cover 20th Anniversary Edition: Creative Techniques for Making Beautiful Books, Journals & Albums by Shereen LaPlantz. 144 pages. 8.5"x10". Paper
First published in 1995, Cover to Cover helped launch many of us into the craft of making books by hand. This beautiful 20th anniversary edition can do the same for you with its foundational, step-by-step instructions. It explains all the basics and shows how to create, fold, assemble, and stitch a range of books and journals, from simple pamphlets to accordion-folded signatures, using a variety of materials. Shereen LaPlantz was the founder of the magazine Bound & Lettered.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
B3363. Speaking of Book Art / Courtenay Speaking of Book Art: Interviews with British and American Book Artists by Cathy Courtenay. 1999. 264pp. 7"x10". Paper $24.95 SALE
A collection of interviews with American and British book artists, including American book artists Julie Chen, Sas Colby, Betsy Davids, Johanna Drucker, Susan E. King, and British book artists Helen Douglas, Ronald King, Telfer Stokes, and Ian Tyson. 15 color, 101 b&w illustrations.
"...sheds new light on some of the most adventurous book artists working today. A well-edited blend of personal history and analysis of the field" - May Castleberry, editor of Contemporary Editions, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
B3339. Making Handmade Books / Golden Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms by Alisa Golden. 2011. 256pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
Folded, glued, or sewn handmade books in a variety of shapes and styles, from rolled scrolls to Jacob's ladders, from folded flexagons to case bindings. Includes an inspiring gallery of Golden's books and contributions by more than 40 established book artists.
Golden is the author of Expressive Handmade Books (B2967) and Painted Paper (B3166).