Book Art Studio Handbook: Techniques and Methods for Binding Books, Creating Albums, Making Boxes and Enclosures, and More (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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As the "book" morphs and evolves into a malleable, digital file, interest in the classic form is reignited in book lovers and crafters. Book Art Studio Handbook offers readers a comprehensive and accessible guide to not only the nuts and bolts of this classic art, but insight into the artisan's lifestyle. This book goes beyond quick craft projects and into the heart of bookmaking, binding, letterpress printing, decorative cover techniques, book conservation, and other book arts. It is an essential companion book ...

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Book Art Studio Handbook: Techniques and Methods for Binding Books, Creating Albums, Making Boxes and Enclosures, and More (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

As the "book" morphs and evolves into a malleable, digital file, interest in the classic form is reignited in book lovers and crafters. Book Art Studio Handbook offers readers a comprehensive and accessible guide to not only the nuts and bolts of this classic art, but insight into the artisan's lifestyle. This book goes beyond quick craft projects and into the heart of bookmaking, binding, letterpress printing, decorative cover techniques, book conservation, and other book arts. It is an essential companion book for all paper lovers and bibliophiles-especially as the book as object becomes more prominent a concept.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610586207
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,249,223
  • File size: 50 MB
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Meet the Author

Stacie Dolin is a bookbinder and consummate crafter located in Arlington, MA. After working in the silkscreen industry for a number of years, she moved to Boston to study bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School. She now teaches numerous bookbinding workshops and does independent binding and book repair. When not playing with books, Stacie knits, spins, and quilts, and looks for ways to integrate her fiber activities into her bookbinding.

Amy Lapidow is a hand bookbinder, trained through The North Bennet Street School and several other institutions including Rare Book School and CBBAG. She teaches through the NBSS workshop program, where she has developed classes on a number of bookbinding concepts. Her personal interest is taking historic bookbinding structures and updating them by using alternate materials and for contemporary uses. Her work has been seen in 500 Handmade Books and as part of the exhibit One Book Many Interpretations at The Chicago Public Library, where she combined a classic binding style with QR codes. She lives in Somerville, MA.

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Here are some points to consider when beginning an album and choosing the best structure for your project:
- How many items (such as photos, drawings, or three-dimensional objects) will the album hold? Will the items be on both sides of the leaves or just one? Make sure the structure you choose will accommodate them. - How heavy are your items? If they are heavy enough, you may need a heavier-weight text paper to support them. This could range from watercolor paper to mat board to a heavy-weight drawing paper. The pages should support your objects. However, heavier-weight text papers mean stiffer pages. Stiffer pages in the book won’t turn as well, and could lead to their own structural issues, such as cracking. Make sure you find the right balance of support and usability.

- Will your items be displayed both horizontally and vertically? If so, you will need a larger page to accommodate this. If you’re planning to use a landscape format, consider the weight of the paper and how it will be supported on the fore edge. An item that is too heavy for the supporting paper will cause the supporting paper to rip, sag, and not display or shelve correctly. Choose a support that is sturdier—as thick or heavy, or thicker or heavier—than the item. - How will your items be attached to the page? You could use solutions such as slots at the item corners, photo-mounting corners, or mounting strips—or you could make an album with frames. - What color pages will bring out the best in the items on them? Black is great. It has a traditional look and makes colors pop, but it scratches easily. White is classic, but it can look dirty easily. - Does the album need a title label on the cover? Paper labels are easy to make with word processing applications. Experiment with text boxes and borders. - How about embellishments? Where could you easily integrate a ribbon, beads, or other collage material? You need to consider the collective height of any inclusions when planning your album and how it will function. Adding enough room for the inclusions at the spine when making the book will help the album function well into the future.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: Planning Your StudioCreate Your WorkspaceBasic Equipment to Have on HandTools and Equipment That Are Nice to Have Chapter 2: Basic Techniques and DefinitionsPlan Your ProjectChoose a Binding StyleDetermine the GrainHow Much Paper Do You Need?Cut the MaterialsGlue the MaterialsOther Techniques Part II: Studio Projects Chapter 3: AlbumsStudio Project: Woven AlbumStudio Project: Stiff-Leaved Stub AlbumStudio Project: Accordion Album with Frames Chapter 4: BooksStudio Project: Tacketed BookStudio Project: Friend of a Friend BookStudio Project: Sketchbook Chapter 5: EnclosuresStudio Project: 5-Minute SlipcaseStudio Project: SlipcaseStudio Project: French Box Chapter 6: Advanced ProjectsStudio Project: Limp PaperStudio Project: Travel JournalStudio Project: Book in a Box Part III: The Book Artist’s Gallery ContributorsFurther ReadingResources for BookbindingOrganizationsAbout the AuthorsAcknowledgmentsIndex  
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