London Centre for Book Arts

Making Books: A guide to creating hand-crafted books

Making Books: A guide to creating hand-crafted books is an accessible introduction to the craft of bookbinding written by the founders of the London Centre for Book Arts. The book offers beginners and advanced artists alike a comprehensive overview of the tools, principles, and techniques used in hand bookbinding. Through hundreds of vibrant photographs and clear illustrations showing step-by-step instructions, Making Books leads readers through six bookbinding projects, from pamphlets and concertinas to more complex multi-section case bindings.

The biggest advantage of the book - the authors show instructions using readily available tools. As well as bookbinding essentials, you'll learn about different paper types and finishes. The book also details more advanced techniques and special binding types, as well as layout and design tips.

The title is not picked at random. The authors wanted to focus on making books rather than on the strict tradition of bookbinding. In this way, readers can appreciate the book not only for its appearance or technical complexities, but also as an inspiring tool for writers, artists and anyone who would like to capture their ideas on paper and use them to create a book in the comfort of their own home.

  • Title: Making Books: A guide to creating hand-crafted books
  • Design: London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA)
  • Authors: Simon Goode, Ira Yonemura
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Year: 2016
  • Pages: 192
  • Dimensions: 24.6 × 18.9 cm
  • ISBN: 978-1-911216-20-9

Making Books - a guide to creating hand-crafted books by London Centre for Book Arts.


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