Author(s): Charlotte Rivers
Making books by hand has never been cooler, with this inspiring guide to 30 top bookmakers working today, plus 21 tutorials for essential techniques to make your own books. Crafters, artists, writers, and book lovers can't resist a beautifully handbound book. Packed with wonderfully eclectic examples, this book explores the intriguing creative possibilities of bookmaking as a modern art form, including a wide range of bindings, materials, and embellishments. Featured techniques include everything from Coptic to concertina binding, as well as experimental page treatments such as sumi-e ink marbling and wheat paste. In addition to page after page of inspiration from leading contemporary binderies, "Little Book of Bookmaking" includes a practical section of 21 easy-to-follow illustrated tutorials.
Charlotte Rivers is the author of 14 design books, including "Little Book of Letterpress" and "I Heart Stationery, " and has contributed to a number of design magazines, including "Cent, Grafik, " and "UPPERCASE." She blogs regularly about art and design as Lottie Loves at http: //charlotterivers.blogspot.co.uk.