The Complete Book of Bookbinding

The Complete Book of Bookbinding

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Students, teachers, fine arts professionals, crafts aficionados, art historians, restorers, and bibliophiles: the list of people who will appreciate the beauty of this extraordinary summary of bookbinding techniques is endless. Written by a professor of bookbinding at the Escola da€™Arts i Oficis in Barcelona, it provides a precise, systematic, and fully illustrated approach to the craft. Everything is covered in marvelous detail: tools and materials, the parts of the book and the binding, and protective features. Handsome ideas for decorating the cover (stamping, gilding, engraving) abound, as do suggestions for restoration. Eight specific and extremely detailed projects for binding form the heart of the volume, which includes binding in fabric, making a jacket with flaps for graphic works, and constructing a leather-trimmed slipcase.Brass leather burnisher mounted In a long wooden handle that can be held against your shoulder as you use it Gas finishing stoves can be ... After it is moistened slightly with sweet almond oil, it is used to make the gold adhere to the leather.

Title:The Complete Book of Bookbinding
Author:Josep Cambras
Publisher:Lark Books (NC) - 2004


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