Bookforms: A Complete Guide To Designing And Crafting Hand-bound Books, From The Center For Book Arts

Contribution byAna Cordeiro, Celine Lombardi, Sarah Smith

January 22, 2019|
Bookforms: A Complete Guide To Designing And Crafting Hand-bound Books, From The Center For Book Arts by Ana Cordeiro
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Brought to you by the instructors at the Center for Book Arts, Bookforms is a comprehensive guide for making books by hand with a focus on functionality in design.

Written by the experts at the Center for Book Arts in New York, Bookforms presents all the instruction you need to craft by hand a comprehensive array of historic bookbinding styles from all over the world. Bookforms traces the functional roots of each structure, explains their appropriateness for various uses, and provides projects for making an essential structure for each style of binding.

Topics covered include:
  • Why books work: General bookbinding principles for functionality and what we can learn from the past 
  • What you need to know for planning a special book or embarking on an edition 
  • How materials affect function
Bookforms tackles a wide range of projects for all levels of bookbinders. You'll see everything from sewn and ticketed blank books and traditional western codex book forms, to scrapbooks and albums, Asian stab-sewn bindings, unusual structures, and aesthetics/embellishments. What better time to dive into this venerable and unique hobby than now?
The Center for Book Arts is one of the few contemporary arts organizations dedicated to the art of the book. Founded in 1974 in Manhattan, it was the first not-for-profit organization of its kind in the nation, and has since become a model for others around the world. The Center promotes active explorations of both contemporary and tra...
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Title:Bookforms: A Complete Guide To Designing And Crafting Hand-bound Books, From The Center For Book Arts
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:176 pages, 10.38 X 8.88 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 10.38 X 8.88 X 0.75 in
Published:January 22, 2019
Publisher:Rockport Publishers
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781631596056

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