The Complete Book of Bookbinding

The Complete Book of Bookbinding

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Students, teachers, fine arts professionals, crafts aficionados, art historians, restorers, and bibliophiles: the list of people who will appreciate the beauty of this extraordinary summary of bookbinding techniques is endless. Written by a professor of bookbinding at the Escola d'Arts i Oficis in Barcelona, it provides a precise, systematic, and fully illustrated approach to the craft. Everything is covered in marvelous detail: tools and materials, the parts of the book and the binding, and protective features. Handsome ideas for decorating the cover (stamping, gilding, engraving) abound, as do suggestions for restoration. Eight specific and extremely detailed projects for binding form the heart of the volume, which includes binding in fabric, making a jacket with flaps for graphic works, and constructing a leather-trimmed slipcase.
Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781579906467
157990646X
Branch Call Number: 686.3 C177c 2004
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm

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Oct 25, 2013

This is a terrific book but it is not for beginners. It covers very high end traditional fine bookbinding. The photos and text are the best I have seen but unfortunately not too well organised.

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