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The Book As Art by
Publication Date: 2006
The Book as Art presents more than 100 of the most engaging women's artist books created by major fine artists such as Meret Oppenheim, May Stevens, Kara Walker, and Renee Stout and distinguished book artists such as Susan King, Ruth Laxson, Claire Van Vliet, and Julie Chen. ...These books explore the form as a container for ideas.
Making Books by
Publication Date: 1994
These how-to classes in a book encourage the imaginations of budding young artists, scientists, biologists, and thespians.
Practical bookbinding [Online; Hathi Trust]
Practical bookbinding : a text-book intended for those who take up the art of bookbinding, and designed to give sufficient help to enable handy persons to bind their books and periodicals / by W.B. Pearce ; illustrated with original photographs and drawings. 1908
The Century of Artists' Books by
Publication Date: 1995
"This work, one of the first full-length studies available of artists' books, provides both a critical analysis of the structures themselves and a basis for further reflection on the philosophical and conceptual roles they play."
Pop-Up Paper Engineering by
Publication Date: 1992
The techniques of creating pop-up forms are demonstrated in a series of practical lessons. The book also suggests ways in which pop-up forms can be used to enrich the study of English and art, and contains illustrations of childrens work.
Publication Date: 1997
Anyone who can handle a pair of scissors can create three-dimensional art that slithers, slides, spins, springs open, and pop right up from the drawing board! Like no other pop-up how-to book available, Pop-O-Mania reveals the secret of basic paper engineering techniques in clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions enhanced by fully three-dimensional working examples of each technique. Budding paper engineers will discover how to use individual or combined techniques to create spectacular scenes, pop-up jewelry, greeting cards, and more. The bright colors, intriguing images, and exciting ideas on each page are sure to spark imaginations, and the user-friendly text encourages experimentation and creativity. Pop-O-Mania projects will provide hours of rainy-day fun for kids (and adults too!) and can be adapted as a unique children's party activity. Teachers will find the book to be an invaluable tool in planning art classes and curriculum-related art projects.
Making Books by
Call Number: LB 1576 .J63 2000
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
A Book of One's Own by
Call Number: LB 1027.25 .J65 1998
Publication Date: 1998
With the first edition of A Book of One's Own, Paul Johnson proved what an enriching tool bookmaking can be for developing elementary students' literacy skills. Now, with the second edition, he reaches out to an even broader audience, letting older students, multicultural students, and special-needs students in on the fun. This comprehensive guide continues to examine every stage of the bookmaking process, from simple folded paper books to beautiful hardcover Japanese side-bound books. By developing skills such as writing, story construction, design, illustration, binding methods, and paper technology, Johnson shows the value of bookmaking across the curriculum. But this edition is far more concise, making it much easier to use. In addition to new examples and activities for a wider range of students, there's also a new section on the publishing process, which explores everything from researching and writing the book to assembling and launching the finished product. It draws upon ideas touched upon in the first edition, providing a broader understanding of the publishing field in general.
Pictures and Words Together by
Call Number: LB 1140.5 .A7 J65 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Teachers everywhere have found that book making has the power to motivate even the most reluctant writers. By combining illustrations and texts, children engage in a kind of communication that transcends the sum of its parts-their pictures and words interact to convey a new level of meaning. In Pictures & Words Together, Paul Johnson addresses important questions about the process: What do children learn through illustrating their texts? How do texts and illustrations "work" together? He shows how preschool and primary students can be taught to create books that fuse their writing and drawing in profound ways. He offers advice on helping children think about the most effective ways to blend text and pictures, draw the characters and settings for their narratives, and publish their books using simple cutting, folding, and binding techniques. Filled with practical suggestions for teaching and evaluation, as well as abundant examples of children's work, this book is essential reading for those who want to enrich the writing and visual communication experience for children.
Literacy Through the Book Arts by
Call Number: LB 1027.5 .J65 1993
Publication Date: 1993
Paul Johnson has produced an approach to literacy development that is both astonishingly original and powerfully stimulating. Using simple, easy-to-follow instructions, supported throughout with clear diagrams and examples of children's work, he demonstrates how scores of different book forms can be made from a single sheet of paper. Moreover, all that is required to produce most of the fifty-odd book forms and variations described here in detail are paper, pens, and a pair of scissors.
Cover to Cover by
Publication Date: 1998
Even a beginner can start right out producing uniquely charming and elegant journals, albums, scrapbooks, and more. Envision handmade books to hold your writings, poems, photos, and keepsakes. More than 170 photos to inspire, and hundreds of illustrations to guide readers through the basics of an almost infinite variety of imaginative styles.
Books Unbound by
Publication Date: 2006
Create handmade books like you've never seen before! Go ahead, break the boundaries of bookmaking - it's fun and easy with Books Unbound. Using simple bookmaking techniques, you can turn an ordinary book into a handmade sculptural masterpiece. Book artist Michael Jacobs takes you step-by-step through twenty innovative projects, including travel journals, modular books, wired books, and books within boxes. Inside you'll also find: Project templates that make book construction a snap Expert advice and valuable tips on bookmaking tools, materials and techniques Imaginative variations to give each project a unique twist The pages of Michael Jacob's book constructions are filled with excitement. Featuring inserts, flaps, pockets and secret compartments, the books invite viewers to explore and experience the surprises hidden within. And now, with Books Unbound, you can create your own new and unexpected book creations!
Essential Guide to Handmade Books by
Publication Date: 2009
A superb, no-fail guide to making elegant and original books by hand. Hundreds of photos and detailed instructions make the eleven step-by-step projects clear and easy to understand.
Making Books by Hand by
Publication Date: 2000
The craft of book-making goes back as far as the earliest times. Though the techniques are old, the art of book making seems to be growing. This is most likely due to the beauty of handmade books but also the ease with which simple books can be made. Mary McCarthy and Philip Manna provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions to lead both the beginning and experienced crafts person through twelve simple and beautiful book-making projects. With Making Books by Hand anyone can create elegant, decorative blank books, photo albums, gifts and journals that will last forever.
Structure of the Visual Book by
Publication Date: 2003
This edition, ISBN 0-9740764-0-6, replaces the previous editions:ISBN 0-927159-06-6 andISBN 0-9637682-1-2
Japanese Bookbinding by
Publication Date: 1986
A third-generation traditional bookbinder gives easy-to-follow instructions for making all the major, historically important styles of Japanese bindings as well as traditional book cases--the custom-made folding boxes that afford handsome protection for Japan's exquisite books. The authoritative text, written by one of Japan's leading professional bookbinders, has been fully adapted for Western readers. Both American and Japanese suppliers of traditional tools and materials are provided and substitutes are recommended for items not readily available. For centuries the West has admired Japanese books, but only now can we make them ourselves and take full advantage of their creative possibilities. Stunning and practical, these bindings are ideal for preserving calligraphy, letters, artwork, and poems, for adding a distinctive touch to limited-edition books, and for use as diaries or gifts.
Book Arts Web
links to a large selection of book arts related sites on the web, including educational opportunities, professional organizations, tutorials, reference materials, and galleries with images.
This is also the home of the Book_Arts-L FAQ which features full subscription information for this listserv of almost 1500 individuals but also the full archives organized by year, then month. They are also fully searchable and contain a treasure trove of all kinds of technical tips, announcements, and helpful banter.
Designer Bookbinders (UK)
"...One of the foremost societies devoted to the craft of fine bookbinding. Founded over fifty years ago it has, by means of exhibitions and publications, helped to establish the reputation of British bookbinding worldwide. Its membership includes some of the most highly regarded makers in the fields of fine bookbinding, book arts and artists’ books, each with a passion for presenting the bound text as a unique art object."
Designer Bookbinders of America
"...Preserves and maintains the highest standards in technique and design used in the creation of design bookbinding, through teaching, discussion, and displaying the work of those members living and working within North and South America."
DIY Bookbinding Methods & Stitches
"Tutorials for DIY bookbinding methods & stitches — with a clear, step-by-step focus on just the binding itself." YouTube channel.