Bookbinding for Book Artists presents a simple approach to binding a book in cloth or leather. It eliminates the skill required to pare leather or to sew endbands. Household tools are substituted for traditional binding equipment. Instructions for making a simple book press are included.
Three bindings are described in detail:
Over 400 detailed drawings augment the written instructions. Th book contains 60 photo-reproductions of books by 19 contemoporary binders and book artists
- Pamphlet Binding with Boards gives a substantial presentation of a book with only four to 32 pages. This hard cover book is presented as quarter cloth, half or full cloth. It is described both with the end sheets as paste-down, as well as exposed cloth hinges on the inside of the boards. This binding gives a substantial presentation for small projects.
- Flat Back is ideal for medium size projects. Shown as sewn onto tapes, it gives a book of 24 to 100 pages. It is most commonly used binding for hard cover artists books.
- Tight Back and the Hollow Back variation are presented as leather bound books, rounded and backed. This gives an arch which structurally allows a book to be bound with hundreds of pages. Yet, this elegant binding can have as few as 32 pages.
1st edition, 6th reprint, 2008, paperback, 432pp, 400 detailed drawings and 60 photographs, 15 x 22.5 cm