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.
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.