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Creating Books & Boxes

Fun and Unique Approaches to Handmade Structures

By (author) Benjamin D. Rinehart
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc., Rockport, United States
Published: 1st Dec 2006
Dimensions: w 280mm h 216mm d 13mm
Weight: 608g
ISBN-10: 1592532918
ISBN-13: 9781592532919
Barcode No: 9781592532919
"Creating Books and Boxes" presents a new volume on book-making techniques by contemporary book instructor Benjamin Rinehart. Reinhart presents a comprehensive resource for creating basic book-making structures as a starting point, but then adds unique twists to make them a little more surprising, fun, and dimensional. The book includes all the basics (tools, adhesives, archival properties, cutting and terminology) through detailed and highly illustrated instructions and includes unique and special methods for finishing the pages. It covers adding elements such as paper dying, copy transfers, stamping, flocking and other decorative treatments. Sophisticated, beautiful and original projects in a simplified and accessible presentation make this a perfect book for beginners and experienced book-makers alike.

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This is a book of basic bookbinding and box-making techniques by academic artist and instructor Rinehart. Step-by-step projects include some of the most popular types of books and boxes made by hobbyists. The detailed instructions include line drawings, and both a brief section on surface decoration and a gallery of works by other artists are included. Although there are other specialized books on this topic with more extensive projects, this is a good basic selection for public libraries. - Library Journal February 15, 2007