The first title, Book Art Studio Handbook, is about constructing books as in bookbinding. 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 artisan's lifestyle. Can you describe your own work? And you can create it all yourself! It requires two identical picture books. The idea of books as craft materials used to make me flinch. I like the idea of creating those smaller spaces, and I like the idea that you can have this beautiful art object just tucked on your shelf. In addition to the practical bookbinding info, there are some lovely projects grouped by difficulty , and an attractive gallery section. Lapidow: Actually we answered a call put out by the publisher.
But it is true that unsold books are sent to be pulped. Here, too, the author is a bookbinder by profession. There are plenty of really good ideas here. The contributors, from around the world, are pushing the envelope where book art is concerned. Here's what they had to say: How did you first become interested in book arts? The other is cut up into picture discs, which can be matched to the original.
Whether you're an experienced book binder or new to the art, Book Art Studio Handbookwill help you take your books to the next level. Dolin: Amy asked me to join her in writing the Book Art Studio Handbook. The second, Playing with Books, is about using books as a craft material. Who are some of your favorite book artists and why? Note: I was provided with review copies of these titles. We thought to amass the things we have been teaching. When not playing with books, Stacie knits, spins, and quilts, and looks for ways to integrate her fiber activities into her bookbinding. This book goes beyond quick craft projects and into the heart of bookmaking, binding, letterpress printing, decorative cover techniques, book conservation, and other book arts.
For me bookbinding is art with rules. Everything is a learning experience. So what if it does not come out exactly how you wanted it to? With book art in mind, I am reviewing two craft titles. What inspired you to write the Book Art Studio Handbook? There are suggestions for setting up a studio space; advice on how to choose materials and calculate paper quantities; plus techie details on how to sew the textblock and glue the cover. Dolin: Wow, this one is tough.
Dolin: I worked for a number of different artists growing up, and I was always drawn to the smaller pieces and tchotchkes that were around their studios. It is an essential companion book for all paper lovers and bibliophiles-especially as the book as object becomes mo. What do you love most about bookbinding and the handmade book? The companion volume to Playing with Books, Playing with Paper, has recently been published. All are covered here — in beautifully photographed step-by-step detail. Some of the ideas are very familiar territory for papercrafters — like origami kusudama flowers and paper beads. And library books are retired. I also think the book is a little more personal - it's generally viewed by one person at a time.
The book cover is removed, the pages are contour-cut, and the book is fanned out into a circle. The gallery section at the back of the book is exceptional. And you can create it all yourself!. Lapidow: I enjoy the doing of it and the problem solving, as each project is different. Dolin: Lately I've been doing a lot of work involving cut-outs in paper and negative space. We've taught together - I believe we have something like 28 years of teaching experience between us - and have worked on curricula development. The E-mail message field is required.
Take joy in the process and the learning. How to make books, albums, slipcases, and more There's nothing like making your own sketchbook, or wrapping a favourite book in the perfect homemade slipcase. Select the tools and materials you'll need, master basic book-binding techniques, and practice your new skills on 12 eye-catching projects. Lapidow: I cannot remember a time when I was not interested in books. We have different approaches to many techniques and we tried to cover both sides in the book.
I admire the design binders who make one-of-a kind fine leather bindings with a design that relates to the subject of the book. 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 artisan's lifestyle. I find I'm drawn to a variety of different styles. It is not a title for the casual crafter — it is for the individual who seriously wishes to acquire a new skill. Whether you're an experienced book binder or new to the art, Book Art Studio Handbook will help you take your books to the next level. What key piece of advice do you give those who are just starting out in the art of making books? Book Art Studio Handbook : Techniques and Methods for Binding Books, Creating Albums, Making Boxes and Enclosures, and More.
I really like books that demonstrate the artist's handskills while exploring unconventional methods. With Book Art Studio Handbook, you'll learn how to: - Set up your workspace or studio- Choose the right board, paper, book cloth, and other supplies for your project- Fold a textblock, make a sewing template, glue a cover, and practice other essential techniques- Create albums: Imagine your photos in an Accordion Album with Frames, for example- Create books: How about a flexible Tacketed Book to customize? She transforms books into amazing 3-D papercuts that reflect the content. Select the tools and materials you'll need, master basic book-binding techniques, and practice your new skills on 12 eye-catching projects. I do not know why, but I have always wanted to know more about all aspects of the book. The parts of a book are relational to each other to make a cohesive whole.