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Hand Bookbinding: A Manual of Instruction By Aldren A. Watson,

  • Title: Hand Bookbinding: A Manual of Instruction
  • Author: Aldren A. Watson
  • ISBN: 9780486291574
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Before the advent of modern mass production methods, books were bound by hand to remarkably high standards of quality Beautiful and durable, they appealed to book lovers who appreciated not only a book s content but also the quality and craftsmanship of its binding Unfortunately, the introduction of machine binding methods, while making books widely available at reasonabBefore the advent of modern mass production methods, books were bound by hand to remarkably high standards of quality Beautiful and durable, they appealed to book lovers who appreciated not only a book s content but also the quality and craftsmanship of its binding Unfortunately, the introduction of machine binding methods, while making books widely available at reasonable prices, also largely curtailed the art and craft of making fine books by hand.This expert guide offers a solution In its pages, craftspeople can learn the traditional methods of bookbinding and produce high quality hand bound books themselves Thorough, detailed instructions, with over 270 helpful illustrations by the author, cover materials, tools, and equipment including making your own fundamental procedures and technical methods rebinding an old book making a slipcase, and other essentials Also included are well illustrated, step by step directions for eight binding projects dust jacket blank book, single signature folio blank book, four signatures manuscript binding music binding and two .Clearly written and easy to follow, this manual will be indispensable to those wishing to create high quality handcrafted bindings themselves it will also serve as a valuable reference for students and professionals in publishing and its allied trades.
    Hand Bookbinding A Manual of Instruction Before the advent of modern mass production methods books were bound by hand to remarkably high standards of quality Beautiful and durable they appealed to book lovers who appreciated not only a boo

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    1. This book is an excellent resource for beginning bookbinders It provides a good list of tools and materials, often ranking various options, and the final chapter even shows how to construct various basic tools Techniques are simply explained and clearly illustrated Finally, the step by step binding projects gives binders great ideas for where to start The only major flaw is that it details only how to make very plain covers of paper or cloth Leather covers and any decoration other than paper lab [...]

    2. Watson f hrt zun chst kurz in die Geschichte der Schrift, der Papierherstellung und der Anfertigung von B chern aus Pergament und Papier ein Die Leser k nnen die historische Entwicklung vom Schreiben auf einer Rolle ber das Schreiben in Spalten bis zur Herstellung von Kodices und B chern verfolgen Systematisch und sehr ausf hrlich werden dann die einzelnen buchbinderischen Arbeitsg nge erl utert Falten der Lagen, Messen und Markieren, Stechen der Heftl cher, Heften mit Hilfe einer Heftlade, Befe [...]

    3. Yes I am grateful to you, Aldren A Watson, for writing a books that transforms a passing interest in bookbinding into the desire to actually acquire the skills and knowledge to make books And thanks too for not expecting me to go buy all the tools and stuff at a craft store the make your own equipment section at the end is really helpful.

    4. It seems a little weird to give any kind of star rating to this sober manual that aims to educate the reader about a precise craft It is brief, which may be its only flaw.

    5. AH you re reading that book on bookmaking to see how one PUTS a book together NO I m reading this book to see how LANGUAGE puts a book together.

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