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500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form (500 Series) Paperback – July 1, 2008
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For me, it's the more daring artist's books that make this book worth purchasing. These are books made by people who love books, and they love the materials they work with. They bring the two together to make books that will make you think about "bookness."
I have seen a few of these books before, mostly on the internet. But many of them are new to me. (Not that I'm an expert.) I want to search for so many of these artists, I'll be busy for weeks.
It's true, as others have said, there is only one photo of many of the books, so you can't see the inside, or the cover. There are no how-to instructions. But the caption for each book usually lists the binding style, materials and techniques, so you can look for some information elsewhere.
That night in bed , relaxed I was up half the night and not halfway finished. This is a spectacular collection that one can come back to time to time for inspiration or the mere fact that you are feeling down.This is a coffee table book, a book to carry with you for inspiration, a great gift book for anyone that loves any type of art. It is a must buy!
But this is not a TECHNIQUE book. If you are looking for binding stitches, lists of tools or materials, or any other type of "how to", this is NOT the book for you. For basic techniques, you need "How to Make Books" by Esther K. Smith. For superb fine art hands-on steps, check out "The Penland Book of Handmade Books".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Talk about inspiring! The inspiration is never ending! Great photos and layout.Published 5 months ago by Rebecca Laslie
Such a beautiful book full of inspiration. It is a much loved part of my "handmade books" library collection.Published 7 months ago by AvidReader
I love this book! When ever I feel the need to recharge, I flip through this book.Published 10 months ago by Farrah White
Not too much in the book to teach the basics of book making. More of an, "Hey! Did you know you can make a book from a mint can?! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Saphyre Rose