500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form

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Interest in bookbinding and the related arts has exploded in the past decade, inspiring artists to explore the unlimited possibilities of the form—and delighting collectors, crafters, and gallery owners. Lark’s Cover to Cover has been a bestseller for more than ten years, and this new and provocative on-the-page gallery, richly illustrated with hundreds of breathtaking photographs, will appeal to that same large and discerning audience. They’ll appreciate the artistry of a finely tooled leather cover, embellished...
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Overview

Interest in bookbinding and the related arts has exploded in the past decade, inspiring artists to explore the unlimited possibilities of the form—and delighting collectors, crafters, and gallery owners. Lark’s Cover to Cover has been a bestseller for more than ten years, and this new and provocative on-the-page gallery, richly illustrated with hundreds of breathtaking photographs, will appeal to that same large and discerning audience. They’ll appreciate the artistry of a finely tooled leather cover, embellished with traditional gold-leaf lettering; the intricacy of an exotic Ethiopian binding with a show-stopping open spine; and others that resemble mysterious puzzle boxes, or that curl, hang, and swirl. The sublimely talented contributors all put their finest work on display: Jeanne Germani’s Cloudspeak showcases her own handmade papers, made from such varied materials as recycled denim, thistle, and other plant matter. Chris Bivin’s codex-style volume features curious, tiny, found objects. One of Laura Wait’s untitled pieces utilizes a handsome raised-cord binding to connect a pair of stained-cedar covers with abstract aluminum letterforms attached.
The entire collection is juried by the esteemed Steve Miller.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579908775
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: 500 Series
  • Pages: 420
  • Sales rank: 233,034

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2009

    A beautiful book with a wealth of inspiration.

    As a novice book maker I purchased this book for examples of the artform. The more time I spend with it, the more impressed I am. The variety is stunning, and each piece is truely a one of a kind example of the book maker's art.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2009

    A luscious gem

    This book is absolutely delicious! Page after page of the most gorgeous, richly creative, inspiring works of art in the form of books. I pull it off the shelf time and time again to flip through and breathe in the creativity. Priceless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2008

    This is an important visual document of wonderful books.

    Lark has each work in its own space adding to the impact of the works themselves. Together, there is a taste of what is in the field. I am honored that my works are in such outstanding company. But another book, part two is called for now, to continue the information availability. Congratulations to each included and to Lark and the curator.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    Wonderful!

    What a beautiful book. So many different ideas and kinds of artists books. A really great resource.

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    Posted January 16, 2009

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