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Creating Handmade Books
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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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.
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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
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
Aug 15, 2012 N.L. Riviezzo rated it it was ok · review of another edition
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
“I'm in a weird place because the book is about to come out. So I'm basically just walking around like a raw nerve and I'm not sure that I...
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