Japanese Bookbinding: Instructions from a Master Craftsman

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Weatherhill, 1986 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
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A classic, prize-winning novel about an epic migration and a lone woman haunted by the past in frontier Waipu. In the 1850s, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zealand. They were led there by a stern preacher, Norman McLeod. The community had followed him from Scotland in 1817 to found a settlement in Nova Scotia, then subsequently to New Zealand via Australia. Their incredible journeys actually happened, and in this winner of the New Zealand Book Awards, Fiona Kidman breathes life and contemporary relevance into the facts by creating a remarkable fictional story of three women entangled in the migrations - Isabella, her daughter Annie and granddaughter Maria. McLeod's harsh leadership meant that anyone who ran counter to him had to live a life of secrets. The 'secrets' encapsulated the spirit of these women in their varied reactions to McLeod's strict edicts and connect the past to the present and future.

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Review: Japanese Bookbinding: Instructions From A Master Craftsman

User Review  - Gerard Brown - Goodreads

Somethings are easier to learn from books than others - I found this a little hard to follow, but it gave me some ideas for bindings and for solutions to ones I already know. I think when I am not so ... Read full review

Contents

Introducing Japanese Books
3
Tools and Materials
12
Basic Binding Procedure
25
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Kojiro Ikegami, third generation in a line of professional bookbinders, is one of the few full-time practitioners of the craft in Japan. He has repaired innumerable antiquarian books, many designated as national treasures or important cultural properties, at his workshop in the Tokyo National Museum. In 1979 he received a distinguished government award--the Sixth Class Order of the Rising Sun--for his contribution to the conservation of significant books in Japan's history. Recently retired, he is succeeded by his son Yukio, who continues the family profession at the museum workshop and at their home studio in Tokyo.

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