Bookbinding Techniques and Projects

Bookbinding Techniques and Projects

by Josep Cambras
     
 


(back cover)
The art and craft of bookbinding is as old as the writing of books, fulfilling the double function of protecting and embellishing the book. This how-to manual introduces you to the specific processes and techniques of bookbinding. The author opens with a review of bookbinding’s history, and then goes on to discuss the most… See more details below

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(back cover)
The art and craft of bookbinding is as old as the writing of books, fulfilling the double function of protecting and embellishing the book. This how-to manual introduces you to the specific processes and techniques of bookbinding. The author opens with a review of bookbinding’s history, and then goes on to discuss the most commonly used materialsâ€"the items you’ll need, which include the small tools and equipment that are specific to the bookbinding craft. Next, he explains the procedures involved in producing a bookâ€"the sewing, gluing, folding, cutting, and decorating techniques, as well as several easy ways to paint paper. Finally, he presents 17 step-by-step bookbinding projects. Follow his clear, illustrated instructions and you will develop your skills as a knowledgeable and proficient bookbinder.

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From the Publisher

"Cambras showcases his expertise in chapters devoted to half a dozen techniques and the same quantity of paper-painting methods."

—Brad Hooper, Booklist, December 15, 2008

Library Journal

A professor at the Escuela d'Arte i Oficis in Barcelona, Spain, Cambras (Handmade Bookbinding Techniques) introduces traditional bookbinding in chapters covering the history of the bound book, basic processes and materials, and the hand decoration of paper. Step-by-step projects include document portfolios, protective cases, and magazine holders. Much of this material may be found elsewhere, but this is a good beginners' guide. Recommended for crafts collections needing more information on bookbinding.


—Constance Ashmore Fairchild

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764160844
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Series:
Decorative Techniques Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
875,622
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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