Bookbinding: A step-by-step guide
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||2010|
|INSIDE:||300 colour photographs|
The craft of bookbinding has a long history and tradition. It has developed through the ages and is now enjoying a period of renewed popularity and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or an established bookbinder wishing to refresh your memory, this practical book introduces the techniques with step-by-step instructions and photographs. It explains how to transform a few sheets of paper and some thread into a book to be proud of. For the more experienced, the author also covers how to work with leather to create classic, professional bindings.
Topics include: Single-section bindings; paperback and hardback Multi-section bindings; full cloth case, photograph album, quarter leather binding with paper or cloth-covered sides, and wrap-around structure Containers; phase box, slipcase and portfolio case
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" What a joy to have a beautifully comprehensive bookbinding manual at last - proper bookbinding, no gimmicks and nothing cute! This book is aesthetically pleasing, feels good to handle and has the best drawings and photos and the most articulate instructions that I have ever come across in a book of this nature. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Newsletter of The Society of Scribes and Illuminators
" Do you want to learn how to bind a book in your own home and in your own time? If you answer "yes", Kathy Abbott's 'Bookbinding: A Step By Step Guide' is a resource to have handy. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning the basics of bookbinding, and to anyone who wants a chronological guide (a "cheat sheet") to keep bookbinding projects on the right track. Kathy Abbott displays a confident knowledge of bookbinding and the desire to pass her knowledge on to others in this clear and easy-to-follow book. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Book Arts Du Livre Canada - Vol.1 No.1 2