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B4222. Making Books: A Guide to Creating Handcrafted Books B4222. Making Books: A Guide to Creating Handcrafted Books. London Centre for Book Arts. 2017. 192pp. 8"x10". Hardcover.
This authorative manual for creating hand-bound books offers beginners and advanced artists alike a comprehensive overview of the tools, principles, and techniques used in hand bookbinding. Through hundreds of vibrant photographs and clear illustrations showing step-by-step instructions, you are led through six bookbinding projects, from pamphlets and concertinas to multi-section case bindings, to learn and master.
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.
B3850. Beyond Paste Papers: Artists' Books / Kelly Beyond Paste Papers: Artists' Books by Rosie Kelly. 2012. 23pp. 7"x8.5". Paper
Think of what you would have if you took detailed notes in a Rosie Kelly workshop, but in full color and more compete, and you will have this book. Rosie shares her expertise on painting papers, designing pages, and making a bound book. Step-by-step instructions take you from a blank page to a softcover book, along with inspirational insights and tips & tricks.
B4125. Don Etherington: Design Bindings, A Retrospective B4125. Don Etherington: Design Bindings, A Retrospective. 2016. 96pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
A catalogue and appreciation of Etherington's achievements over his long and distinguished career, printed for a retrospective exhibition at HEC Montreal. Includes introductory words by Don Etherington, Jonathan Tremblay (President of ARA Canada), and Maureen Clapperton, and an essay by John MacKrell. In addition to color illustrations and descriptions of the bindings in the exhibition, the catalogue also shows bindings not in the exhibition, as well as custom bindings by friends, students, and colleagues of his earlier book Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty Year Odyssey of Art and Craft.
B4079. Art and Craft of Handmade Books, The / LaPlantz B4079. The Art and Craft of Handmade Books: Revised and Updated, by Shereen LaPlantz. (2001) 2016. 128pp. 8.25"x11". Paper
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).
This book features book forms perfect for creating small editions of art books with your photocopier or computer printer.The book forms presented also make wonderful one-of-a-kind books. Detailed instructions for the book forms and tips to help you streamline the assembly of the books, which leaves you more time to create art. Standard size papers are used for most projects.
B4175. Villu Toots: 100 Book Covers / Varik B4175. Villu Toots: 100 Book Covers, 1956-1992 by Mart Varik. Introduction by Pyotr Chobitko. 2017. 129pp. 5"x7.875". Paper
100 hand-lettered designs, both book covers and book jackets, by this virtuoso of pen and brush. Villu Toots
created over 500 covers; this is a selection of his most masterful, scanned directly from the printed books.
You will be amazed by the variety and originality of his book-cover work. Virtually unknown outside his native Estonia, Toots was a primary influence for several generations of calligraphers and lettering artists in the Soviet Union. This collection shares his genius with the rest of the world.
"Villu Toots might have been the most original calligrapher ever." -Carl Rohrs "Villu Toots, whose incredible work looks effortless, was the ultimate calligrapher's calligrapher. He was one of the all-time greats of the 20th century, as important as Koch, Schneidler, Zapf, and Poppl. No one had more versatility, flair, or fluidity." -Julian Waters
B3915. Playing with Image Transfers / Cerruti B3915. Playing with Image Transfers: Exploring Creative Imagery for Use in Art, Mixed Media, and Design by Courtney Cerruti. 2013. 144pp. 8.5x10. Flexibound
These valuable techniques allow you to reproduce a unique image from any source and apply it to a myriad of surfaces. Teaches you the four image transfer methods: Packing Tape, Solvent, Medium, and Acrylic transfers. Covers the basics and presents projects that include gift boxes, albums, sketchbook covers, wall art, accordion books, and much more. 250 color photos.
B4217. Books, Boxes, and Portfolios /Zeier B4217. Books, Boxes and Portfolios: Binding, Construction, and Design Step-by-Step by Frank Zeier. 1990. 304pp. 7"x10". Hardcover
In this introduction to the techniques of bookbinding, Franz Zeier guides readers step-by-step through projects for making a variety of boxes, portfolios, book covers, photograph albums, mats, and sewn and adhesive-bound books.