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Creating Handmade Books

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Everyone has a story to tell--so make your own book to tell it with! From the scissors that snip the pages to the glues and stitches and ties that bind them; from elaborate compound structures with pockets to multiple signatures in a thick, sewn volume, here are the techniques you need and the styles you want. Cut and fold pages in a simple accordion, or hide a second book ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 30th 2000 by Sterling (first published December 31st 1998)
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Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Since this is an instructional book, there is really no "end" date. Great book on creating books of your own. I've been making books for the past two years and this is one of the most helpful I've found. ...more
Tammy V
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
Part of my problem with this book is my own inability to follow step by step instructions (or reluctance to or dislike of). I tend to look at the pictures and follow them. Both this and Unique Handmade Books (also Golden) have step by step instructions that do not necessarily make sense to me or sync well with the (small) illustrations of the steps. Sometimes it seems as if there is a step with no illustration and vice versa. The photos of examples are so small as to be worthless.

I did manage t
Nov 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: mishqueen
An excellent book on the craft of book-making. It includes a wide variety of book styles and how to make and bind them using traditional and contemporary techniques. The images were interesting and the step by step guides were helpful. Included are projects of a variety of difficulty levels, so it's nice if you are just a beginner or someone who already knows something. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn something new, renew a dwindling art, or just to have fun making his/her ow ...more
Artnoose McMoose
Dec 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any bookmaker
Not necessarily a replacement for learning to make books from another real-life human being, this book is a great reference when you can't exactly remember the order of operations for that book structure you learned a while back. I use it as a reference book quite often. ...more
N.L. Riviezzo
While the projects were interesting, it felt like steps were left out or, at least, important details. I also did not care for the author's writing style is was very dry, monotone, and rather narcissistic. She seemed not to enjoy bookmaking given her approach to the projects. ...more
Emily Larson
Dec 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Creating Handmade Books has been an extremely useful resource in getting started with handmade books. I've made quite a few based on the forms described in this book, and look forward to trying the rest. ...more
Nov 15, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: art
Book Arts was so much better.
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good, clear book on bookbinding practices.
Jul 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
I *love* book making. Freakishly adore. Cannot get enough of. Seriously.
Oct 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
If you love paper, and making things with it, you should at least read this...but you won't help but want to make something by the time you're finished! ...more
Nov 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is a "I wish I had tons more time and resources to just sit around and make home-made books all day" book. So great. ...more
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