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Bound : over 20 artful handmade books /

by Ekrem, Erica.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Lark, [2015]Description: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781454708674 (paperback); 1454708670 (paperback).Subject(s): Bookbinding -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Book design -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Book design | Bookbinding | Handbooks and manuals | Handbooks and manualsSummary: "Bind a book beautifully, with these whimsical and stylish projects from bookbinder extraordinaire Erica Ekrem! With her novel approach to traditional techniques, and the use of repurposed materials, Ekrem has devised creative fun for book artists of all levels. Choose from three categories: Vintage, Nature, and Leather. Make books from mason jars and seashells, a classic leather-bound photo album, and other works of art"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "Bound offers approximately 25-30 bookbinding projects showcasing beautiful exposed bindings. Classified in chapters entitled Vintage, Nature, and Leather, projects include a mason jar book, a seashell book, and a classic-looking leather-bound photo album, to name a few. Beginners will find plenty of entry-level projects to enjoy, while more experienced book artists will learn new ways to do old binding techniques. The Basics section and each project are illustrated with gorgeous, bright beauty shots and whimsical-but-clear illustrations. Ms. Ekrem uses her way with words and her talented hand at book arts to take readers on a little stroll into their own imagination (or their memory) with each creation"-- Provided by publisher.
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Bind a book beautifully, with these whimsical and stylish projects from bookbinder extraordinaire Erica Ekrem.With her novel approach to traditional techniques, and the use of repurposed materials, Ekrem has devised creative fun for book artists of all levels. Choose from three categories: Vintage, Nature, and Leather. Make books from mason jars and seashells, a classic leather-bound photo album, and other works of art.

Includes index.

"Bind a book beautifully, with these whimsical and stylish projects from bookbinder extraordinaire Erica Ekrem! With her novel approach to traditional techniques, and the use of repurposed materials, Ekrem has devised creative fun for book artists of all levels. Choose from three categories: Vintage, Nature, and Leather. Make books from mason jars and seashells, a classic leather-bound photo album, and other works of art"-- Provided by publisher.

"Bound offers approximately 25-30 bookbinding projects showcasing beautiful exposed bindings. Classified in chapters entitled Vintage, Nature, and Leather, projects include a mason jar book, a seashell book, and a classic-looking leather-bound photo album, to name a few. Beginners will find plenty of entry-level projects to enjoy, while more experienced book artists will learn new ways to do old binding techniques. The Basics section and each project are illustrated with gorgeous, bright beauty shots and whimsical-but-clear illustrations. Ms. Ekrem uses her way with words and her talented hand at book arts to take readers on a little stroll into their own imagination (or their memory) with each creation"-- Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

Bookbinding and book creation have a long and storied history. Graphic designer and artist Ekrem pushes the boundaries of that craft in her debut book. Readers are first introduced to the materials and tools needed. The components of a book are described with excellent illustrations, along with a quick overview of traditional book-making. The proper way to deconstruct an older book, styles of stitching, and tying together pieces of the item are also well displayed and explained. The projects are grouped by materials used: vintage, nature, and leather. The incorporation of nontraditional materials or elements makes for a wild degree of variety that is sure to appeal. While Ekrem delves into new book creation, the topics of repair and restoration are not included. See Josep Cambras's Bookbinding Techniques and Projects, which addresses restoration and ventures further with designs on protective cases and boxes. Similarly, Heather Weston's Bookcraft offers a great foundation in bookmaking. VERDICT This fresh look at an old art will be in demand and is highly recommended. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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