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Peter and Donna Thomas, as stylistic innovators of the field, have won several awards for their one-of-kind books. Under the previous imprint of The Good Book Press, and the current imprint, Peter and Donna Thomas: Santa Cruz, their books have been shown in individual and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. They live in Santa Cruz, California.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Quarry Books (November 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592530745
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592530748
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #250,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Super cute ideas.
Mom of 2
Excellent reference book for anyone who wants to create their own professional looking books!
TX Swede
It is well illustrated and easy to follow instructions.
B. Rackley

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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By JLH on February 24, 2006
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This book is divided into two sections. The first one is an introduction to the techniques and materials used for bookbinding. The technique are illustrated with clear drawings to show you what to do. I don't know anything about bookbinding so I can't tell if this part of the book describes best practices, traditional techniques, or modern adaptations. I can say, however, that it was perfectly understandable and clear. The materials are all common and easy to find...though I would have liked to see more brand names mentioned, just so that I was EXTRA sure I was getting the right stuff at the store.

The second part of the book contains instructions for a series of projects. Unless you are a pretty good artist, there's no way you will be able to reproduce these incredible miniature books since many of them include original artwork. But WOW, are they cool to look at! And of course you can design your own pages using stickers, clipart, cutouts, rubber stamps, or anything else.

Keep in mind that when the authors say "miniature," they mean it! The projects are all very small. (The techniques section in front will help you learn how to make books of any size, though.)
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By P. D. Cooper on August 30, 2005
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This book is good for the crafter with a bit of experience. It has some great ideas for someone who has a little bit of knowledge about making books by hand. The instructions are pretty easy to understand and the end projects are wonderful!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chloe on April 25, 2008
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I was looking for a book with good instructions, nice photos, and interesting projects. This book definitely fits that description. I am loving using the sample projects as a catalyst for my own creative ideas & the authors made it easy with the detailed information provided.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Dean on April 30, 2010
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I've taught book arts for over ten years, and this is the book I refer back to when I want to make sure I'm doing something correctly. It's the book I suggest that my students invest in, if they want good, reliable information. The authors are well recognized throughout the world as meticulous book makers and they have shared their techniques and tips in this book. The first fifty pages provide this information in a visual format that is easy to understand for most people new to the book arts. The rest of the book contains one dozen great projects. Any person who takes the time to work through these projects will have completed an extensive course in making books and will be in a fine position to continue with the craft.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By TX Swede on September 13, 2007
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EXCELLENT illustrations! This book not only provides excellent ideas, it also CLEARLY shows you how to execute the techniques necessary to complete the project! Excellent reference book for anyone who wants to create their own professional looking books!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By P.A. on August 6, 2006
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For a beginner, I found everything I needed in this book, from materials to step-by-step instructions. Very easy to follow.
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38 of 54 people found the following review helpful By BLUE SHOES on November 8, 2004
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I HAVE REVIWED THIS BOOK AND WAS SO INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINALITY OF THE CRAFT, THAT I AM ORDERING 3 OF THESE GREAT BOOKS ! IT IS SO NOVEL, AND THE BOOKS YOU MAKE ARE SURE TO REMAIN TREASURED KEEPSAKES FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS!

YOU WILL LOVE IT!

A MUST HAVE FOR CRAFTY FOLK, COLLECTORS, AS WELL AS A GREAT HOME SCHOOL PROJECTS!

PEG REZA
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Rackley VINE VOICE on May 22, 2010
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Fine book of unique and different miniature books and books to make with found items.
I am always searching for unique and different books and journals, You might say I collect bookbinding books, all that I can get my hands on.
This was a keeper, although I keep all my books, even if they are not a favorite.
Truly a book junkie!
It is well illustrated and easy to follow instructions.
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