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: sSingle-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, and finally containers; phase box, slipcase and portfolio case.
Bookbinding by Kathy Abbott
About the author
Kathy Abbott has been a bookbinder for over twenty years. She served a four-year apprenticeship before studying bookbinding and print finishing at the London College of Printing. She went on to graduate in Bookbinding at Roehampton University. She is currently self-employed as a bookbinder and book conservator. She teaches at the City Literary Institute in London and at West Dean College, Chichester. Her work is held in private and public collections, including the British Library. Resident - London
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