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Bookbinding Books

B3039. Building a Book, Binding a Poem / Kennedy & Abrams-Morley
B3039. Building a Book, Binding a Poem: Artists’ Books in the Classroom by Meg Kennedy and Liz Abrams-Morley. 2010. 165pp. 8.25" x 11". Paper


This book for middle school and high school teachers is based on the authors’ extensive experience conducting school residencies and teacher workshops over nearly two decades. The book demystifies the tasks of writing poetry and creating books with students. The book presents techniques of page decoration and book construction and various writing exercises, which are then incorporated into a series of step-by-step projects that the students can make.

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B4141. Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter/Hansen
B4141. Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter by Thomas Hansen. 2004. 200pp. 8.2"x9.8". Paper

It's said that you can't judge a book by its cover. George Salter, a legendary figure in the field of book design, never subscribed to this belief. For more than forty years, his beautifully drawn and lettered covers served as elegant windows onto the works of such revered authors as Albert Camus, John Dos Passos, Jack London, and Thomas Mann. Salter had the rare ability to reduce the illustrated dust-jacket -- a new part of the book package -- to its essential elements. He could visually evoke -- with typography, calligraphy, and pictorial imagery -- the contents of any given book.

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B3798. 75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press / von Lucius
75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press, New York, A Catalogue Raisonné by Clemens von Lucius. 2011. 364pp. 6.7"x9.5". Flexcover. Note: these sale copies are shelfworn.

The Kaldewey Press, established in 1985, has produced 75 artists’ books. It is one of the leading presses for contemporary artist books, and its exquisite volumes have been exhibited worldwide, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The proprietor, Gunnar A Kaldewey, has collaborated with artists such as Mischa Kuball, Jonathan Lasker, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Richard Tuttle, and Not Vital. These limited edition books have featured writers from many countries and periods, from Lao Tsu and Ovid to Samuel Beckett and Paul Celan. This profusely illustrated catalogue raisonné presents in detail all seventy-five books published to date, with individual descriptions, an introductory essay, and an interview with Gunnar A. Kaldewey. The press is located in Poestenkill, NY. Approx. 500 illustrations.

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B4149. Australian Artists Books / Selenitsch
B4149. Australian Artists Books by Alex Selenitsch. 2009. 121pp. 8.75"x9". Paper

Respected Melbourne-based poet and architect Alex Selenitsch provides an informative examination of the entire collection of artists' books held by the National Gallery of Australia, highlighting 20 books from the collection. Includes over 135 illustrations and discussions of artists' books by Ian Burn, Robert Jacks, Bea Maddock, and Mike Parr. The author also provides an in-depth analysis of works by 16 other artists.

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B3444. Handmade Photo Albums / Porath
Handmade Photo Albums: Complete Instructions for Making 18 Fun and Creative Designs by Tami Porath. 2007. 110pp. 8"x10.5". Paper.

Use these albums for photos or adapt Tami's techniques and ideas for journals and other binding projects. Step-by-step photos accompany the detailed instruction.

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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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B3229. Bookbinding & Conservation HC / Don Etherington.
Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-Year Odyssey of Art and Craft by Don Etherington. 2010. 180pp. 8.5"x11". Hardcover

Don Etherington began bookbinding at the age of thirteen and went on to study bookbinding and design at the London School of Printing. This autobiography takes you through his lifelong journey of bookbinding and conservation, including his teaching and his journey from Europe to the US, where he became Training Officer and Assistant Restoration Officer at the Library of Congress in 1970. This account of his personal and professional life includes his generous contribution to the conservation effort in Florence, Italy, following the great flood that caused incredible damage to thousands of books. Etherington's work can be found in collections worldwide. Numerous personal photographs and a gallery of Etherington's fine bindings.

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B3223. Thread that Binds by Pamela Leutz PAPER
The Thread that Binds by Pamela Leutz. 2010. 352pp. 6"x9". Paperback

Comprised of 21 interviews of independent bookbinders in a quest to learn about the lives of representatives of this field. Each chapter tells a different story. You discover the challenges, successes, and "common threads" among each of the binders. Includes images offering a closer look at these bookbinders' studios, as well as, photographs of the bookbinders themselves. Each binder is introduced to us first by Pamela Leutz, the interview follows. A special interview with bookbinder Don Etherington is included. An excellent book for those considering working on their own in the field of bookbinding.

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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.

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B3789. Making Mini Books / McCafferty
Making Mini Books: Big Ideas for 30+ Little Projects by Kathleen McCafferty. 2012. 144pp. 9"x9". Paper

Add to your bookmaking repertoire with these adorable mini-volumes, which are often easier to craft than their larger counterparts! Some require only folding and stapling. This charming collection includes beautiful leather-clad journals, block print notepads, accordion-fold mini-zines, and others that feature interior pockets, unique closures, colorful stitching, and eye-catching bindings. Includes an illustrated stitch guide.

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