The Craft of Bookbinding

Author: Manly Banister

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152456

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 8874


Profusely illustrated step-by-step guide to binding books, paperbacks, periodicals. Instructions for sewing, making endpapers, attaching headbands, adding covers, titling, much more. Updated list of suppliers. 254 illustrations.


The Classic Arts and Crafts Manual

Author: Douglas Cockerell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152472

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 352

View: 1372


All aspects of the craft covered — from folding, collating, and trimming pages to preparing covers and pasting down endpapers. 120 figures. 8 halftones.

The Complete Book of Bookbinding

Author: Josep Cambras

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579906467

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 4454


A time-honored craft, bookbinding protects and enhances written and printed documents. Many of the diverse techniques of the improve a book's functionality and appearance are described in the these thoroughly illustrated pages.

A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique

Author: Bernard C. Middleton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781884718281

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 9421


The sheer breadth of Bernard Middleton's classic study of the history of English bookbinding and its skill-demanding techniques has established this book as an essential work of reference for all practitioners and students of the subject. Mr. Middleton, a celebrated bookbinder and teacher, has updated and considerably expanded this new edition and has added many illustrations. A revised Supplement traces the evolution of English craft bookbinding since 1945, and for the first time the index, amended for this edition by Dr. Marianne Tidcombe, is comprehensive. This is a definitive study that belongs on the reference shelf of every bibliophile, librarian, book conservator, collector and binder interested in the book arts.


A Manual for Those Interested in the Craft of Bookbinding

Author: William F. Matthews

Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton


Category: Bookbinding

Page: 252

View: 1556


Hand Bookbinding

A Manual of Instruction

Author: Aldren A. Watson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132544

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 6130


DIVExpert, illustrated guide to creating fine books by hand. Materials and equipment, basic procedures, rebinding an old book, more, plus 8 projects: dust jacket, folio, music binding, manuscript binding, 4 others. /div

The Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding

Author: J.A. Szirmai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351894730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 1306


In the past, studies of the history of bookbinding were mainly concerned with the exterior decoration. This book focuses attention primarily on the physical aspects of the binding and its construction principles. It is an expanded version of a series of lectures delivered by the author while Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam in 1987, supplemented with the results of ten years of intensive research in major libraries on the Continent, the United Kingdom and the USA. It surveys the evolution of binding structures from the introduction of the codex two thousand years ago to the close of the Middle Ages. Part I reviews the scanty physical evidence from the Mediterranean heritage, the early Coptic, Islamic and Ethiopian binding structures and their interrelation with those of the Byzantine realm. Part II is devoted to a detailed analysis of Western binding techniques, distinguishing the carolingian, romanesque and gothic wooden-board bindings as the main typological entities; their structure and function is compared with those of contemporary limp bindings. The book is illustrated with over 200 drawings and photographs and contains a comprehensive bibliography.

Craft Bookbinding

Author: Linda Orriss

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977650

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 1551


Craft Bookbinding introduces some of the numerous binding styles that can be achieved with little or no experience, from simple structures that can be made with folded paper to the classic case binding. Techniques for handling paper and glue are explained in detail, along with a range of different methods of sewing and a variety of cases to be used as covers. There are various ideas for how the different binding styles can be lettered. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and diagrams, clear instructions describe the bindings, which can be adapted to bind books that are uniquely yours. There is a guide to adapting or making tools, plus specialist equipment and an emphasis on best practice so the skills can be developed and used as a foundation for fine binding. Lavishly illustrated with 73 colour photographs and 17 diagrams.

Adventures in Bookbinding

Handcrafting Mixed-Media Books

Author: Jeannine Stein

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 1592536875

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 2204


"Each project in this book combines bookbinding with a specific craft such as quilting, jewelry making, or polymer clay, and offer levels of expertise: basic, novice, and expert. Illustrated step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate how to construct the cover pages, and a unique binding technique, easy enough for a beginner to master. Each project also features two other versions with the same binding geared to those with more or less experience. The novice version is for those who have noknowledge of the craft and want shortcuts, but love the look. For the quilter's book, for example, vintage quilt pieces become the covers so all that's needing in the binding. Or if you're interested in wool felting use an old sweater. This offers great opportunities for upcycling. The expert version is for those who have a great deal of knowledge and proficiency of a certain craft - the master art quilter, for example. For this version, an expert guest artist has created the cover and the author hascreated the binding. This offers yet another creative opportunity - the collaborative project. Since crafters often get involved with round-robins and other shared endeavors, this will show them yet another way to combine their skills. No other craft book offers the possibilities and challenges that Adventures in Bookbinding does. Readers will return to it again and again to find inspiration and ideas"--

Creative Bookbinding

Author: Pauline Johnson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137384

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

View: 1488


Comprehensive, profusely illustrated guide to materials, equipment, papers, repair and preservation, many other topics. Over 600 photographs and diagrams illustrate step-by-step instructions. Introduction. Supply Sources.

Bookbinding & Conservation

A Sixty-year Odyssey of Art and Craft

Author: Don Etherington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781584562771

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 156

View: 9582


"A memoir of renowned bookbinder Don Etherington, documenting his experiences practicing and teaching bookbinding and conservation while traveling throughout Europe and the United States. Illustrated in color with personal photographs and examples of his fine bindings"--Provided by publisher.

The Art and Craft of Handmade Books

Author: Shereen LaPlantz

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486800377

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 406


Innovative approach to bookbinding explains techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary artworks. Simple, well-illustrated directions explain how to make pop-up panels, pages that "explode" from the spine, slipcases, and more.

Bookbinding & Conservation by Hand

A Working Guide

Author: Laura S. Young

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press

ISBN: 9781884718113

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 273

View: 8185


The heart of this working guide is the three chapters dealing with techniques and the chapter on conservation. "Basic Techniques" detail the fundamental skills that are applicable to all hand bookbinding. "General Techniques" include those practices that, with minor variations, cover the early stages in all types of bindings. "Specific Techniques" describe the steps primarily used is producing a specific type of hand binding. The basic principles of conservation work cover one of the more important areas in the field of hand bookbinding today.


Techniques for Binding, Folding, and Decorating to Create Books and More

Author: Heather Weston

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781592534555

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 4653


Binding, folding, and decorating techniques to create beautiful artists’ books and more From heirloom memories to unique journals, albums, and altered books—or simple tag books for your kids—Bookcraft contains all the skills you will ever need. Books are a central part of life, and have been with us for around 2,000 years. Although most books we use are produced commercially, many of us are drawn to the book form in its various guises, and are interested in exploring how to make books of our own, whether as a vehicle for telling stories, as scrapbooks, or as notebooks and journals. This guide provides the essential ingredients for designing and making your own books, from simple binding and finishing techniques to complex complete products. Projects are designed to suit a variety of skill levels from beginner to advanced, and use a step-by-step approach to learning the necessary skills. Each project begins with basic techniques and progresses through to thought-provoking applications of those techniques. Each technique includes an example of a finished book that fully and beautifully utilizes the methods described by the techniques. This book explores more experimental binding and page treatment techniques, and has a comprehensive gallery of ideas outlining the skills and materials needed to apply techniques often reserved for professionals.

Bookbinding and the Care of Books

A Text-Book for Bookbinders and Librarians

Author: Douglas Cockerell

Publisher: Read Books

ISBN: 1443738093

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 344

View: 1682


BOOKBINDING BOOKBINDING, AND THE CARE OF BOOKS- A TEXT-BOOK FOR BOOKBINDERS AND LIBRARIANS by DOUGLAS COCKERELL WITH DRAWINGS BY NOEL ROOKE AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS. THE ARTISTIC CRAFTS SERIES OF TECHNICAL HANDBOOKS by W. R. LETHABY. Considered by many bookbinders and librarians to be the clearest and most valuable exposition of hand bookbinding in English, this volume concisely covers virtually every aspect of the craft - from folding and collating pages, trimming and gilding edges, to preparing covers, designing and inlaying on leather, and creating clasps and ties. PREFACE: IN issuing this volume of a Series of Editor's Handbooks on the Artistic Crafts, it will be well to state what are our general aims. In the first place, we wish to provide trustworthy text-books of workshop practice, from the points of view of experts who have critically examined the methods current in the shops, and putting aside vain survivals, are prepared to say what is good workmanship, and to set up a standard of quality in the crafts which are more especially associated with design. Secondly, in doing this, we h o e to treat design itself as an essential part of good workmanship. During the last century most of the arts, save painting vii Editor and sculpture of an academic kind, were little considered, and there was a tendency ti look on design as a mere matter of appearance. Such ornamentation as there was was usually obtained by following in a mechanical way a drawing provided by an artist who often knew little of the technical processes involved in production. With the critical attention given to the crafts by Ruskin and Morris, it came to be seen that it was impossible to detach design from craft in this way, and that, in the widest sense, true design is an inseparable element of good quality, involving as it does the selection of good and suitable material, contrivance for special purpose, expert workmanship, proper finish and so on, far more than mere ornament, and indeed, that ornamentation itself was rather an exuberance of fine workmanship than a matter of merely abstract lines. Workmanship when separated by too wide a gulf from fresh thought-that is, from designing inevitably decays, and, on the ... other hand, ornamentation, divorced from workman-Editorial ship, is necessarily unreal, and quickly falls into affectation. Proper ornamentation may be defined as a language addressed to the eye it is pleasant thought expressed in the speech of the tool. In the third place, we would have this series put artistic craftsmanship before people as furnishing reasonable occupations for those who would gain a livelihood. Although within the bounds of academic art, the competition, of its kind, is so acute that only a very few per cent. can fairly hope to succeed as painters and sculptors yet, as artistic craftsmen, there is every probability that nearly every one who would pass through a sufficient period of apprenticeship to workman.. ship and design would reach a measure of success. In the blending of handwork and thought in such arts as we propose to deal with, happy careers may be found as far removed from the dreary routine of hack labour, as from the terrible Editors certainty of academic art. It is desirable Preface in every way that men of good education should be brought back into the productive crafts there are more than enough of us in the city, and it is probable that more consideration will be given in this century than in the last to Design and Workmanship.

The Technique of Islamic Bookbinding

Methods, Materials and Regional Varieties

Author: Karin Scheper

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004291113

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 5064


The Technique of Islamic Bookbinding explores the development of the bookbinding tradition in the Islamic world. From a craft-based perspective, Karin Scheper analyses the diverse material characteristics and demonstrates the information value of the materiality.