500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form, Volume 1

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Lark Books, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 419 pages
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.

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User Review  - coffeeinthecup - Overstock.com

A lovely book to show you how far handmade books can go with top of the line artists. Not a how too book but included what appears to be a full list of materials and binding techniques identified. Read full review

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User Review  - Kinniska - LibraryThing

What a wonderful book- I keep re-viewing it and studying all the fabulous books people have created. Eye candy. There is, in this particular book, very little discussion throughout the book; rather ... Read full review

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