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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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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.




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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.




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B3952. 500 Handmade Books: Volume 2
B3952. 500 Handmade Books: Volume 2. 2013. 420pp. 8"X8". Paper

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.




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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 DVDs 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 DVDs. If your DVD player can’t play our DVDs, your computer may be able to.



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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.

Golden is the author of Expressive Handmade Books (B2967) and Painted Paper (B3166).




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B2480. Sleight of Binding / Moote
Sleight of Binding.
By Cherryl Moote. 2002. 88pp. 8.5"x11".

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

12/15/2016: This book is currently out of print. There is no definite date for the reprinting, please place an order and we will keep the backorder on file for the reprint.



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B2765. Books With Girth / Moote, Cherryl
Books With Girth
By Cherryl Moote. 2005. 220pp. 8-1/2" x 11". Paper.

Out of stock, all orders for the book will be backordered.

This instruction manual covers books that have thick spines. Included are sewn books like Coptic, longstitch and Secret Belgian Binding and many unsewn books like piano hinge, interlocking signatures, and the Spectabular book. The instructions are detailed and accompanied by clear diagrams, suggestions for variations and photos of the projects. The fifth in her bestselling series of instructional
manuals.



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B2429. Simply Bound / Moote
Simply Bound: Beginnings in Bookbinding
By Cherryl Moote. 2001.80pp. 8.5" x 11". Spiral Paper.

*Currently out of print. If ordered will backorder and we will contact the customer when they arrive.*

For papercrafters & others wanting to start making books, this manual gives clear,precise instructions with step-by-step illustrations for 16 projects, including meander books, lotus books, tea bag books, flutter books, & single signature. Bestseller.



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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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