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Bookbinding / Book Arts

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In an effort to reduce duplication, this page displays only a selection of the products we offer in this category. Please click on a subcategory in the list on the left to view a complete list of the products we offer in that specific subcategory.


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.




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B2480. Sleight of Binding / Moote
B2480. Sleight of Binding by Cherryl Moote. 2002. 88pp. 8.5"x11". Sprial-bound

Cherryl’s second how-to manual is about trick books, including flexigons, Jacob’s ladders, and folded forms. Full of fun stuff! A best seller at conferences.




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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.




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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).



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B4273. Art of the Fold / Kyle and Warchol
B4273. The Art of the Fold: How to Make Innovative Books and Paper Structures by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol. 2018. 192pp. 8.5"x10.4". Hardcover

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The renowned and influential book artist Hedi Kyle shows you step-by-step how to create her unique designs, using folding techniques. Projects include flag books, blizzard books, the fishbone fold, and nesting boxes. This is a wonderful insight into the work of a truly skilled artist.




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B2582. Copied, Bound & Numbered/Moote
Copied, Bound & Numbered.
By Cherryl Moote. 2003. 90pp. 11"x 8.5". Spiral Paper.

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.



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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




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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.




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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.




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B4293. Introduction to Bookbinding & Custom Cases /Hollander & Hollander
B4293. Introduction to Bookbinding & Custom Cases: A Project Approach for Learning Traditional Methods
by Tom Hollander and Cindy Hollander. 2019. 208pp. 8.5" x 11". Hardcover.

Available late May/early June. Order now. Free media mail shipping for pre-publication orders (USA only). Your credit card (except PayPal) will not be charged for the book until it ships. If you want to pay by PayPal and delay payment, email your order rather than ordering through the website.

Tom and Cindy first teach you beginning- and intermediate-level skills for traditional bookbinding. Then, instead of many projects with sparse instructions, you get detailed instructions and a gracious plenty of step-by-step photos for each of five binding projects: pamphlet-style books, the flat-back book, the round-back book, and the construction of slipcases and clamshell boxes. Tom and Cindy are there guiding you through each step and process, helping you succeed. They next provide resources for you to make your own books and a galley of their books and boxes for inspiration.




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