500 Handmade Books

500 Handmade Books

Inspiring Interpretations of A Timeless Form

Book - 2008
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Interest in bookbinding and the related arts has exploded in the past decade, inspiring artists to explore the unlimited possibilities of the form--and delighting collectors, crafters, and gallery owners. Lark's Cover to Cover has been a bestseller for more than ten years, and this new and provocative on-the-page gallery, richly illustrated with hundreds of breathtaking photographs, will appeal to that same large and discerning audience. They'll appreciate the artistry of a finely tooled leather cover, embellished with traditional gold-leaf lettering; the intricacy of an exotic Ethiopian binding with a show-stopping open spine; and others that resemble mysterious puzzle boxes, or that curl, hang, and swirl. The sublimely talented contributors all put their finest work on display: Jeanne Germani's Cloudspeak showcases her own handmade papers, made from such varied materials as recycled denim, thistle, and other plant matter. Chris Bivin's codex-style volume features curious, tiny, found objects. One of Laura Wait's untitled pieces utilizes a handsome raised-cord binding to connect a pair of stained-cedar covers with abstract aluminum letterforms attached.
The entire collection is juried by the esteemed Steve Miller.
Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781579908775
Branch Call Number: 686 F586 2008
Characteristics: 419 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Tourtillott, Suzanne J. E.
Alternative Title: Five hundred handmade books


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Feb 05, 2012

Beautiful and inspiring

Nov 23, 2010

This is a wonderful book filled with many inspiring photographs of beautiful and creative handmade books. I'm not a bookmaker, but after looking through this I'm interested in dabbling in the art myself.

Aug 15, 2010

An excellent survey of the range of possibilities in the creation of handmade books.


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