Books Unbound

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North Light Books, Feb 7, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
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Create handmade books like you've never seen before!

Go ahead, break the boundaries of bookmaking - it's fun and easy with Books Unbound. Using simple bookmaking techniques, you can turn an ordinary book into a handmade sculptural masterpiece.

Book artist Michael Jacobs takes you step-by-step through twenty innovative projects, including travel journals, modular books, wired books, and books within boxes. Inside you'll also find:

  • Project templates that make book construction a snap
  • Expert advice and valuable tips on bookmaking tools, materials and techniques
  • Imaginative variations to give each project a unique twist
The pages of Michael Jacob's book constructions are filled with excitement. Featuring inserts, flaps, pockets and secret compartments, the books invite viewers to explore and experience the surprises hidden within. And now, with Books Unbound, you can create your own new and unexpected book creations!
 

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Contents

UNRAVELING THE BOOK
7
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
8
TECHNIQUES
10
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOOK
27
FOLDANDCUT BOOK
28
ONEPIECE COVER BOOK
32
CHECKERBOARD BOOK
36
CRISSCROSS BOOK
42
CONCERTINA CABARET
72
BEYOND COVERED BOARDS
79
MATCHBOX MARVEL
80
BOOK IN A BOX
84
SPECIMEN BOOK
88
THREESIDED TRIANGLE BOOK
94
FOURSIDED TRIANGLE BOOK
100
ARCHITECTURAL TOWERS
106

LOLLIPOP STICK BOOK
46
PIANO HINGE JOURNAL
52
WRAPAROUND JOURNAL
56
FOLDING JOURNAL
60
FOUR UNDER COVER
64
PICTURE FRAME BOOK
68
WIREEDGE ALBUM
112
SKY HOUSE BOOK
116
STORYBOOK HOUSE
120
RESOURCES
126
INDEX
127
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