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    How to Make Books: Fold, Cut and Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-kind Book (Hardback) By (author) Esther K. Smith

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    DescriptionFrom pamphlets and zines you can fold in a minute to luxurious leather journals and sumptuous sketchbooks, "How to Make Books" will walk you through the easy basics of bookmaking. Whether you're a writer, a scrapbooker, a political activist or a postcard collector, let book artist Esther K. Smith be your guide as you discover your inner bookbinder. Using foolproof illustrations and step-by-step instructions, Smith reveals her time-tested techniques in a fun, easy-to-understand way.

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    How to Make Books
    Fold, Cut and Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-kind Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Esther K. Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307353368
    ISBN 10: 0307353362

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    B&T General Subject: 250
    B&T Approval Code: A04703800
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14210
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WFT
    B&T Approval Code: A28400000
    BISAC V2.8: CRA025000
    DC21: 686.3
    DC22: 686.3
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: Z271 .S63 2007
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CRA046000
    Illustrations note
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Potter Craft
    Publication date
    20 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    ESTHER K. SMITH, author of "How to Make Books," collaborates with typographer Dikko Faust and other artists and writers at Purgatory Pie Press in New York City. Their handmade books have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and London's Victoria & Albert Museum. Their artist books are housed in many rare book collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the National Gallery of Art. Smith teaches throughout the United States, Canada, and England, and every term at Cooper Union in New York City.
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    "From the letter-press cover on thick cardboard to the simple, step-by-step instructions that are accompanied by illustrations and photos of finished products inside, this how-to will be the favorite of anyone who wants to make a book. Absolute beginners can be successful from the first page with an instant book-all that is needed is a sheet of paper. Besides paper, most projects call for the same three materials: awls, curved needles, and waxed thread. The most complicated one involves Coptic binding, which might take a couple of tries to get right but, even so, is doable. A resource list is included, as well as a bibliography of titles the author recommends. It is easy to see that bookmaking could become addictive. Crafty teens as well as those who create their own zines will want to take a look." --"School Library Journal, "Charlotte Bradshaw, San Mateo County Library, CA