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Bookbinding for Book Artists

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Bookbinding for Book Artists presents a simple approach to binding a book in cloth or leather. It eliminates the skill required to pare leather or to sew endbands.

Household tools are substituted for traditional binding equipment. Instructions for making a simple book press are included.

Three bindings are described in detail:

* Pamphlet Binding with Boards gives a substantia
Paperback, 432 pages
Published 2004 by Keith a Smith Books (first published June 1st 1998)
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Mar 24, 2015 Toby rated it liked it
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This has a lot of great advice on bookbinding at a semi-experienced level. I don't think it would be a great first exposure to bookbinding. For that, you might want to consider Making Books by Hand: A Step-By-Step Guide, but the usefulness of that one depends upon your goals. This is a useful guide to making books, but doesn't include a lot about many of the other projects that could be classified as bookbinding projects, such as pamphlets and art books. All that being said, this is a very appro ...more
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May 23, 2012 Eugene Kravtsov rated it really liked it
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Good instruction on how to make several types of glued/pasted book bindings (Keith A. Smith, the author, has also few books on non-adhesive binding). This publication gives introduction on book structure, history of book-binding, and general principles of binding craft, before delving into specifics of each particular type of binding. It is well structured, there is no redundancy, and if anything was covered elsewhere, it gives clear indication of which section to read to accomplish a particular ...more
Apr 16, 2016 Adrianne rated it liked it
This book focused on fewer book structures and added more depth to each: pamphlet binding, and then more traditional flat-backed, and tight-back. I especially liked the section on imposition (laying out your text) on pg 95, and a section on finishing (all those finishing touches) pg 335 like labels, inlaid papers, onlay using thread, edge decoration, and making your own bookcloth.
Mar 01, 2008 Wendy rated it it was amazing
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My favorite book arts how-to book. "Book arts with simple kitchen utensils." Just my speed. I love it.
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