Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms

Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms

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by Alisa Golden
     
 

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In the digital world, books may seem like an endangered species, but bookmaking is more popular than ever. Thanks to the 100 ideas in this volume, the craft is now available to everyone. In as little as an afternoon, beginners will be on their way to folding, gluing, and sewing handmade books in a variety of shapes and styles, from rolled scrolls to Jacob's ladders,

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In the digital world, books may seem like an endangered species, but bookmaking is more popular than ever. Thanks to the 100 ideas in this volume, the craft is now available to everyone. In as little as an afternoon, beginners will be on their way to folding, gluing, and sewing handmade books in a variety of shapes and styles, from rolled scrolls to Jacob's ladders, folded flexagons to case bindings. Complete with photographs of the author's own master books and statements by more than 40 established book artists, this collection is sure to inspire. Culled from the author's best-selling books Creating Handmade Books, Unique Handmade Books, and Expressive Handmade Books, these projects will fuel bookbinding adventures for years to come.

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Library Journal
This volume updates and combines Golden's previous Creating Handmade Books and Unique Handmade Books to provide an introduction to the fascinating world of artists' books. The specimens highlighted are far from your traditional book—they are works of art that will challenge readers' ideas of what books can be. Though there are plenty of inspiring photographs, there is also ample direction to guide readers interested in creating their own books. Golden also intersperses tidbits of bookmaking history and lore throughout, making this guide not only pleasurable and inspiring to look at but fun to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600595875
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
170,682
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Making Handmade Books 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
ZQuilts More than 1 year ago
As a nearly lifelong journal-er I have always appreciated papers and handmade books for both written and art journaling, but I can't say that I was ever tempted to make a book myself - before I saw this book that is! There are a lot books that claim to be 'complete' or 'compendiums' of techniques. To my way of thinking there are few books that actually live up to those merits. "Making Handmade Books" is one of those few titles that does not claim to be complete, replete or a compendium but succeeds in being all of that and more. No kidding! If you have ever been tempted ( or are even like me and didn't think that you were interested) to learn what making a handmade book would entail - this is the book to read. Ms. Golden once again manages to fill the pages of this book with so much, very complete, information that if you could only have one book about making books - this would be the one to choose.
JJ48 More than 1 year ago
I have looked at several books on this subject and I think this is one of the better ones out there. I love the wide selection of binding choices to learn. I also love how easy the directions are to follow. I would recommend this book to everyone. The only thing I do not care for is that I can only open it on my Nook but it won't open on my IPad if I choose to use that.
IHeartBob More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book, and well worth having as a reference - or just to read for fun and inspiration! Only thing that kept me from giving it all 5 stars was the accessibility issue. This is a Page Perfect book, and on my Nook Color's screen it's very difficult to read even if I do the pinch trick to zoom in on sections of the pages - most book pages aren't designed to be read in sections! But unlike other Page Perfect books that I've bought, this one absolutely will not dowload to Nook for PC. Since the main reason I bought the book was so that I could open it up on my laptop and have a LARGE picture and instructions to refer to while I'm working on a project, I have not been able to really use this book to the extent that I wanted to or enjoy it as much as I'd like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should never have been available in the nook book format. The font is so small, it cannot be read,even with a magnifying glass. Apparently the publisher restriction prevents enlargement of the font.
Joe_Klinkhoff More than 1 year ago
This product is incompatible with the first edition AND the mobil app AND the PC app seriously.  I also think since I have to register my device to my account it should at least warn me that the book is incompatible with anything i have access too.  FRUSTRATING.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't even able to read this ebook - I have the PC version of Nook and it was not compatiable. Frustrating. I'm hoping to read "Making Handmade Books" someday...
pseudo_ann More than 1 year ago
It has a variety of ideas and detailed descriptions.
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Roseabelle More than 1 year ago
Ordered this book with another book a week ago and still haven't received it. Received the other book I ordered but not this one. Still waiting. So my rating is just that I shouldn't get a review for a book that hasn't shipped yet.