Bookcraft: Techniques for Binding, Folding, and Decorating to Create Books and More

Bookcraft: Techniques for Binding, Folding, and Decorating to Create Books and More


By (author) Heather Weston

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  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 251mm x 13mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 17 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Rockport
  • ISBN 10: 1592534554
  • ISBN 13: 9781592534555
  • Sales rank: 47,292

Product description

Books are a central part of life, and have been with us for around 2,000 years. Although most books we use are produced commercially, many of us are drawn to the book form in its various guises, and are interested in exploring how to make books of our own, whether as a vehicle for telling stories, as scrapbooks, or as notebooks and journals. This guide provides the essential ingredients for designing and making your own books, from simple binding and finishing techniques to complex complete products. Projects are designed to suit a variety of skill levels from beginner to advanced, and use a step-by-step approach to Learning the necessary skills.Each project begins with basic techniques and progresses through to thought-provoking applications of those techniques. Each technique includes an example of a finished book that fully and beautifully utilizes the methods described by the techniques. This book explores more experimental binding and page treatment techniques, and has a comprehensive gallery of ideas outlining the skills and materials needed to apply techniques often reserved for professionals.

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Author information

Heather Weston has an MA in Book Arts from Camberwell College of Arts, one of London's leading art colleges. Her design business, Bookery, focuses soley on the book form, encompassing everything from stationery and corporate gifts to conceptual book art. Her work is sold internationally and her book art is held in private and publish collections as far afield as Japan, Germany, the US and the UK. She currently teaches Book Art at Camberwell College of Arts and is based in London.