Japanese Bookbinding

Instructions from a Master Craftsman

Author: Kōsanjin Ikegami

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 127

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A classic, prize-winning novel about an epic migration and a lone woman haunted by the past in frontier Waipu. In the 1850s, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zealand. They were led there by a stern preacher, Norman McLeod. The community had followed him from Scotland in 1817 to found a settlement in Nova Scotia, then subsequently to New Zealand via Australia. Their incredible journeys actually happened, and in this winner of the New Zealand Book Awards, Fiona Kidman breathes life and contemporary relevance into the facts by creating a remarkable fictional story of three women entangled in the migrations - Isabella, her daughter Annie and granddaughter Maria. McLeod's harsh leadership meant that anyone who ran counter to him had to live a life of secrets. The 'secrets' encapsulated the spirit of these women in their varied reactions to McLeod's strict edicts and connect the past to the present and future.

Expressive Handmade Books

Author: Alisa Golden

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 356

An increasingly popular craft receives awe-inspiring treatment by major artist Alisa Golden (Creating Handmade Books). She provides invaluable instruction on structure -the starting point for beginners, as well as design and content for the more experienced. Includes a wide range of projects as well as the skills of the craft.

The Book in Japan

A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century

Author: Peter Francis Kornicki

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Social Science

Page: 498

View: 988

This study of the history of the book in Japan is an essential reference work covering all aspects of book production and the circulation of texts in pre-modern Japan, including libraries, censorship and readership.


A complete guide to designing and crafting hand-bound books, from the Center for Book Arts


Publisher: Rockport Publishers


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 629

Brought to you by the instructors at the Center for Book Arts, Bookforms is a comprehensive guide for making books by hand with a focus on functionality in design. Written by the experts at the Center for Book Arts in New York, Bookforms presents all the instruction you need to craft by hand a comprehensive array of historic bookbinding styles from all over the world. Bookforms traces the functional roots of each structure, explains their appropriateness for various uses, and provides projects for making an essential structure for each style of binding. Topics covered include: Why books work: General bookbinding principles for functionality and what we can learn from the past What you need to know for planning a special book or embarking on an edition How materials affect function Bookforms tackles a wide range of projects for all levels of bookbinders. You'll see everything from sewn and ticketed blank books and traditional western codex book forms, to scrapbooks and albums, Asian stab-sewn bindings, unusual structures, and aesthetics/embellishments. What better time to dive into this venerable and unique hobby than now?

Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop

A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of Mokuhanga

Author: April Vollmer

Publisher: Watson-Guptill


Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 287

An inspirational how-to course on Japanese woodblock printing's history and techniques, with guidance on materials and studio practices, step-by-step demonstrations, and examples of finished works by modern masters of the medium as well as historic pieces. A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of mokuhanga An increasingly popular yet age-old art form, Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) is embraced for its non-toxic character, use of handmade materials, and easy integration with other printmaking techniques. In this comprehensive guide, artist and printmaker April Vollmer—one of the best known mokuhanga practitioners and instructors in the West—combines her deep knowledge of this historic printmaking practice with expert step-by-step instruction, guidance on materials and studio practices, and a diverse collection of prints by leading contemporary artists. At once practical and inspirational, this handbook is as useful to serious printmakers and artists as it is to creative people drawn to Japanese history and aesthetics. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Frank Joseph Shulman

Publisher: Oxford, England ; Santa Barbara, Calif. : Clio Press


Category: Reference

Page: 873

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How to Make Books

Author: Esther K. Smith

Publisher: Clarkson Potter


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 438

Provides instructions on creating handmade books with information on binding and folding methods, decorations, and tools and materials.

The reader's adviser

Author: Marion Sader

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


View: 309

Contains annotated bibliographies of reference books relating to British and American literature, as well as social sciences, history, philosophy, world religions, science technology, and medicine