ESTHER K. SMITH, author of How to Make Books, collaborates with typographer Dikko Faust and other artists and writers at Purgatory Pie Press in New York City. Their handmade books have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Their artist books are housed in many rare book collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the National Gallery of Art. Smith teaches throughout the United States, Canada, and England, and every term at Cooper Union in New York City.
How to Make Books: Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-Kind Bookby Esther K. Smith
From zines you can fold in a minute to luxurious leather journals and sumptuous sketchbooks, How to Make Books will walk you through the easy basics of bookmaking. Whether you’re a writer, a scrapbooker, a political activist, or a postcard collector, let book artist Esther K. Smith be your guide as you discover your inner bookbinder. Using foolproof illustrations and step-by-step instructions, Smith reveals her time-tested techniques in a fun, easy-to-understand way.
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Has some cool-looking photos of projects, but the instructions are not clear and the accompanying illustrations are really pretty bad. Very cartoonish and seemed to want to be more visually applealing than actually helpful. Would have been nice to have instructions of more than one state of creation and a photo of the final project. I'm going to attempt a simple book, but will probably end up using YouTube,l which is free rather than a $15 e-book that sin't helpful.
I purchased this book after taking a book making class. It was filled with lots of great ideas, however, previously making books helped me understand some of the processes better. This would be great for any age 13+!
This book is the first on book arts that actually walks the talk--it looks like a funky art book even though it's mass produced. Instructions are clear (I've already taught a short workshop using one of the simpler techniques), well illustrated, fun, lots of examples, and the author has a terrific sense of humor.