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Bookbinding / Book Arts

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B4276. Cut and Fold Tech....Promotional /Jackson
B4276. Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials by Paul Jackson. Revised edition, 2018. 144pp. 8.75"x8.75". Paperback

This unique collection of over 40 memorable cut-and-fold designs includes many that are appearing in print for the first time. While the book is targeted to commercial promotion, the designs are appropriate for use in hand-done papercraft and bookcraft projects. Some designs are interactive toys that turn inside out or reveal hidden faces when manipulated, others are ingenious ways to fold-up letters, brochures, and posters, or to create novelty envelopes and leaflets.




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B3558. Cut & Fold Tech. ... Pop-Up Designs / Jackson
B3558. Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs by Paul Jackson. 2014. 128pp. 8.75"x8.75". Paper

While marketed to designers, this book is a gem for those of us making objects by hand. Use these simple techniques to create exciting, but surprisingly easy-to-make, 3-D designs. Each pop-up is cut from a single sheet of paper, which is ideal for cards, but they are equally suited for bookmakers when the designs are repeated in an accordion fold structure. The emphasis is on surface design over complex cutting. Each chapter introduces a new technique and shows it can be adapted in many different ways or combined with techniques from earlier chapters.




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B4281. Bound by Hand / Ekrem
B4281. Bound by Hand: Over 20 Beautifully Handcrafted Journals by Erica Ekrem. 2018. 160pp. 8.5"x10". Paper

Demonstrates how to craft 21 lovely journals, some using repurposed materials and found objects, and provides instructions for making accessories like tassels and adding decorative inking, stamping, and stitching. Each journal is designed for a specific purpose or hobby and includes inspiring journaling prompts. Create a water-resistant book, bound between two river stones; a refillable booklet perfect for a prolific writer; and a nature journal with a strap to throw over your shoulder.



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B4292. Monique Lallier: A Retrospective
B4292. Monique Lallier: A Retrospective 2018. 118pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.

Theresa N. Hammond, Ara Serjoie, Monique Lallier, Peter Geraty, Karen Hanmer.

Presents nearly ninety of Monique Lallier’s bindings, spanning over forty years. They are mostly full-leather designer bindings, with onlays and inlays of leather and other materials evoking the text or images of each book that has been bound. There is a surprising variety, especially from a single binder. There are cover cut-outs and inserts, and cover panels that open up. Monique has informative comments on all; most have multiple images. Full color throughout.




Your Price $35.00

B4233. Bookbinding: Comprehensive Guide / Morlok & Waszelewski
B4233. Bookbinding: A Comprehensive Guide to Folding, Sewing, & Binding by Franziska Morlok and Miriam Waszelewski. 2018. 420pp. 7.25"x9.75". Hardcover.

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

This is a detailed reference guide for those who design and/or produce books. It is oriented to the machine-produced books and explains a surprisingly wide range of options, using clear illustrations. It covers paper, folding methods, paperback binding and cover treatments, hardcover binding, and finishing. It is an award-winning and visually exciting book, a page-turner that provides a wealth of knowledge in a way that is easy to understand.




Your Price $65.00

B4296. Endbands from East to West /Greenfield & Hille
B4296. Endbands from East to West: How to Work Them by Jane Greenfield and Jenny Hille. Third Edition 2017. 100pp. 6"x9". Paper

Written by two experienced book conservators, this easy-to-use, step-by-step guide shows how to create fourteen different types of historical endbands (headbands). Each step is clearly illustrated, and all the instructions have been tried student-tested and perfected at the bench, so that the easiest and simplest method is presented. Written for both beginners and experienced binders. Separate chapters for endband, including Coptic, Ethiopian, Islamic, Greek, Armenian, French, Monastic, Renaissance, Italian, German, and modern styles.



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B4316. Matter of Size, A /Pistner & van Leeuwen
B4316. A Matter of Size: Miniature Bindings & Texts from the Collection of Patricia J. Pistner by Patricia J. Pistner and Jan Storm van Leeuwen
2019. 436pp. 8"x11.5". Hardcover.

Published to accompany the eponymous Grolier exhibition on show at the Club March 5-May 19 2019. Edited by George Ong. With numerous color illustrations, most at actual size. In this collection of diminutive books and bindings, the size restriction ranges from a grand height of 4 inches to less than 1 millimeter. Spanning 4,500 years, on view are 275 miniature examples of cuneiform tablets and other antiquities, medieval manuscripts, early printed books, and contemporary artists books and design bindings representing a variety of artistic styles. The tiny tomes are from the extensive collection of Pat Pistner, who contributes the Introduction. With prefatory essays by Jan Storm van Leeuwen and Todd Pattison, followed by detailed descriptions of the books in the exhibition, each description the work of an expert or scholar in binding, typography, illustration, or some other aspect of the printed book. A uniquely valuable (and uniquely entertaining) survey of landmarks in printing art and history as revealed through miniature books.



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B4317. Marbled Paper /Wolfe
B4317. Marbled Paper: Its History, Techniques, and Patterns by Richard J. Wolfe. 2018. 245pp. 37 color plates. 9"x12". Paper
Subtitle: with special reference to the relationship of marbling to bookbinding in Europe and the Western world.

Second edition, from the original edition published in 1990 by the University of Pennsylvania Press (a publication of the A.S.W. Rosenbach Fellowship in Bibliography). With over 350 color and 80 black-and-white illustrations, and a new Foreword by Sidney Berger. Richard J. Wolfe (1928-2017) was a rare book librarian, practicing marbler, and collector of marbled papers and books about marbling. This book is the result of more than 25 years of research and practical experience. Wolfe tracked down and sorted out historical records of marbling from their original sources, drawing on his own extensive experience as a practitioner to write eloquently on technical and stylistic questions. The resulting study puts all aspects of this fascinating craft in proper perspective. When first published, Marbled Paper was immediately recognized as the most comprehensive study of marbling to that point, and its status as the standard history of the subject is undiminished.



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B4318. In Search of the Book... / Loney
B4318. In Search of the Book as a Work of Art by Alan Loney. 2019. 114pp. 6"x9". Paper

In Search of the Book as a Work of Art is a probing series of questions about how we understand the words 'art' and 'book' and what happens when we put them together. It argues that the categories by which we have distinguished different kinds of books no longer tell us what we are looking at when we look at new books, including many being made by trade publishers. Categories like 'fine press book' and 'artist book' have served useful purposes in the past, but are now redundant in the face of the incredible range of categorical overlaps in books that people are actually making. Along the way, this book explores and explodes a number of current ideas about books whose use-by dates are seen by the author as well and truly passed. The author proposes that ordinary language is the clue to how the old, traditional and historical categories are no longer adequate or relevant.



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