Eco Books

Inventive Projects From the Recycling Bin

Taylor, Terry

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Eco Books
Here are 40 innovative book-making ideas using recycled and green materials! More than just earth-friendly, they re also beautiful, clever and witty, stitched with traditional binding techniques. Egg cartons, wood, beer cans and cassette tapes morph into covers, while brown bags, coffee filters and discarded newspapers are transformed into pages. Create a boxed set of cereal box books, an exposed stitch sketchbook out of cardboard and remnants and even a faux leather journal made from teabags. In addition to how-to drawings, close-up detail photographs and simple stitch diagrams, a gallery of eco-books from an international roster of artists provides inspiration.

Publisher: New York : Lark Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1600593941
Branch Call Number: 686.3 T246e 2009
Characteristics: 144 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,23 cm


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Though this book is limited to book-making, there seem to be an unlimited number of household items that can be turned into books. You can make books out of game boards, dental floss containers, old floppy diskettes, plastic bags, and more.

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Jun 28, 2012
  • azbier rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

yes, I REALLY am going to use a book made of egg cartons. Try using your imagination for once.

Jan 07, 2012
  • timnah rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Is anyone really going to use a book made out of egg cartons?

Aug 09, 2010

Great ideas for creating handmade books.

Jul 13, 2010
  • Infolass rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The projects described in this book are not for the average punter! The projects look very professional.
I like the idea behind this American book though, recycling all the paper (and some non-paper such as mouse pads) products we come across in our daily lives - into books.


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Jul 13, 2010
  • Infolass rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"700 pounds of paper? Are you surprised to learn that the average person consumes approximately that much paper a year?" - page 6.


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