Making Handmade Books : 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms, Paperback

Making Handmade Books : 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms Paperback

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Bookmaking is more popular than ever and this book makes the craft available to everyone.

Beginners will soon be on their way to folding, gluing and sewing handmade books in a variety of styles.

This title includes photographs of the author's own books; this collection is sure to inspire.

In the digital world, books may seem like an endangered species, but bookmaking is more popular than ever.

Thanks to the 100 ideas in this volume, the craft is now available to everyone.

In as little as an afternoon, beginners will be on their way to folding, gluing and sewing handmade books in a variety of shapes and styles, from rolled scrolls to Jacob's ladders, folded flexagons to case bindings.

Complete with photographs of the author's own master books and statements by more than 40 established book artists, this collection is sure to inspire.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, full colour throughout, includes diagrams, includes photographs
  • Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
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  • Category: Book & paper crafts
  • ISBN: 9781600595875



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As with all of Alisa Golden's books this is a good workbook and will be useful. However it you are a competent binder who has kept abreast of modern bookbinding trends such as coptic, Belgium secret binding, etc, etc you will not learn much new. Indeed many of the techniques (and the books pictured) are featured in her earlier books she has featured many other book artists and provides useful introductions to people like Ed Hutchins with his flexagrams. This is the sort of book that would have been a marvel when I started bookbinding and anyone starting to bind books and wanting to create artists books will find this book a a treasure of techniques.

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As a nearly lifelong journal-er I have always appreciated papers and handmade books for both written and art journaling, but I can't say that I was ever tempted to make a book myself - before I saw this book that is! There are a lot books that claim to be 'complete' or 'compendiums' of techniques. To my way of thinking there are few books that actually live up to those merits. "Making Handmade Books" is one of those few titles that does not claim to be complete, replete or a compendium but succeeds in being all of that and more. No kidding! If you have ever been tempted ( or are even like me and didn't think that you were interested) to learn what making a handmade book would entail - this is the book to read. Ms. Golden once again manages to fill the pages of this book with so much, very complete, information that if you could only have one book about making books - this would be the one to choose. Once again the contents as written by Ms. Golden on her website tell the story of how much is included in this book far better than I could write.