The Art and Craft of Handmade Books (Dover Craft Books)

“A beautiful and worthwhile book.” — Next Book Please
This innovative approach to bookbinding demonstrates an array of creative techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary works of art. Easy-to-follow, well-illustrated directions for more than 25 patterns explain how to make seven different kinds of books with pop-up panels and pages that “explode” from the spine as well as slipcases, tassels, and other distinctive features.
The guide begins with instructions for a simple accordion-fold book. Successive projects build on methods readers have already mastered and introduce new skills, including the pamphlet stitch, ideal for photo albums and scrapbooks; tacket binding, the versatile stitch of medieval Europe; and the Coptic stitch, employed by Christians of ancient Egypt. A full-color photo gallery, with contributions from more than 60 artists, offers further inspiration for enhancing and personalizing projects by using alphabets, bestiaries, botanical illustrations, and other designs. The author includes a glossary of terms as well as information on materials and tools. “Well-written, imaginative — and just plain fun to read. I learned a lot about ways to make books that I never dreamed of. Ms. Laplantz is a creative genius.” — Bassocantor Reviews
“This is a gorgeous book filled with beautiful projects.” — The Sheepish Reader ‘n’ Writer

From the Publisher

Book Arts: Bookbinding, Lettering, Calligraphy & Typography

What is a book? Each of us may have a different definition but a book bound by hand can be a work of art. Dover has everything you need to know about book arts, from bookbinding to typography. Bookbinding titles contain detailed illustrated instructions for achieving beautiful hand-crafted volumes. Discover the history and manufacturing methods of papermaking and printmaking. You’ll find a treasure trove of hand lettering and lettering/font styles along with decorative elements, plus classic typographic image collections consisting of commercial signs, images, and fonts from rare sources. Unlock your creativity with these inspiring guides at

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Publisher‏:‎Dover Publications; First Edition, First (July 20, 2016)
Paperback‏:‎128 pages
Item Weight‏:‎1 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎8.25 x 0.5 x 11 inches

Price: $9.99
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