"Interest in bookbinding and the related arts has exploded in the past decade, inspiring artists to explore the unlimited possibilities of the formÂ—and delighting collectors, crafters, and gallery owners. Book artist Steve Miller made the selections and shares his delight in their Â“ingenuity and creativity.Â” Visually dynamic, these are works of art celebrating the power of words and story."
"Making your own books is easier than you might think, and Erin Zamrzla shows you how, using Japanese methods to produce a range of delightful projects: from easy-to-fold accordion pamphlets to books using the intricate and distinctive Japanese stab stitch bindings."
"The Book Art Studio Handbook offers readers a comprehensive and accessible guide to not only the nuts and bolts of this classic art, but insight into the artisanÂ’s lifestyle. It is an essential companion book for all paper lovers and bibliophilesÂ—especially as the book as object becomes more prominent a concept."
"The National Museum of Women in the Arts' collection includes more than 1000 books and book objects made by women artists from around the world. This is the museum catalog from the 2006 The Book As Art exhibition."
"In this in-depth look at the book as art, you will be guided through a wide variety of binding techniques and structure styles and learn a variety of mixed-media applications to create various works of art. See the form and function of making a book in a new light - viewed as a piece of art. Step-by-step photos and complete instruction will guide you through each binding technique."
"Appropriate for a beginner or for an established bookbinder wishing to refresh their memory, this practical guide introduces the techniques of hand-binding a book with step-by-step instructions and photographs."
"ItÂ’s no accident that this somewhat formal textbook on bookbinding concentrates on teaching by visuals. After all, author-instructor Josep Cambras, based in Barcelona, parlays his expertise originally captured in a 2006 Spanish version, now brought to the U.S. through BarronÂ’s."
"Learn all the steps necessary to make a variety of colorful, decorative, useful boxes created from book board and covered with book cloth or paper, serving a variety of purposes for use in the home or as gifts."
"Books with embroidered bindings and covers can be true works of artÂ—treasured heirlooms to be handed down for generations. Now all needleworkers can master this traditional craft with the help of these detailed instructions and patterns."
"Thick, creamy paper, gorgeous photos, a gallery of pages from beautiful journals, and step-by step sketches draw the readers right in to the mechanics of amateur book construction and open the way toward creative, individualized bookmaking projects."
"Create decorated paper as beautiful as any found in an art storeÂ—and with more distinctive and personal patterns, too. Alisa GoldenÂ’s methods of applying inks and paints to paper can dramatically alter the appearance of finished works. From artist books and journals to greeting cards, collages, and more, these techniques work on any paper surface and add numerous skills to the crafterÂ’s arsenal."
"Every year Penland, the innovative school where crafters from around the world come to hone their skills, offers a master class in the art of bookmaking thatÂ’s simply without equal. Fortunately, itÂ’s available to everyone, thanks to this technical and inspirational guide that showcases ten contemporary book artists who have taught at the institution."
"Re-Bound is a beautiful book on bookbinding with a fun green twist-all the projects use recycled and upcycled materials. This book shows you how to take everyday materials from around the house, flea markets, thrift stores, and hardware stores and turn them into clever and eye-catching hand-made books."
"In this DVD master bookbinder Peter Goodwin shows in detail how to make an account book or a "springback" ledger, as it is known in the trade. It is a style of binding that allows a book to lie flat so you can write right up to the margins."
"In this DVD, master bookbinder Peter Goodwin shows how he approaches this unusual binding. At the same time he demonstrates how he binds the traditional half-bound leather book which is seen in libraries all over the world."
"1st in the series. Bookbinder Anza O'Malley is in most ways a typical single mom. She lives a happy, busy life with her five-year-old son in Cambridge, Massachusetts, juggling the joys and challenges of life as a doting parent and a freelance bookbinder. But there is more to Anza than meets the "ungifted" eye: she can see and speak with ghosts."
"1st in the series. The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldnÂ’t be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration."
"In the hands of Hanna Heath, an impassioned rare-book expert restoring the manuscript in 1996 Sarajevo, it yields clues to its guardians and whereabouts: an insect wing, a wine stain, salt crystals, and a white hair."
"In 1966, 29-year-old Margot Harrington heads off to Florence, intent on doing her bit to protect its precious books from the great floods--and equally intent on adventure. Serendipity, in the shape of the man she'll fall in love with, leads her to an abbey run by the most knowing of abbesses and work on its library begins."