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Manual of Bookbinding : Thames and Hudson Manuals (Paperback) - Arthur W. Johnson

Manual of Bookbinding

Thames and Hudson Manuals (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 17th September 1981
ISBN: 9780500680117
Number Of Pages: 224
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old

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To give a book a worthy binding is one of the most satisfying of crafts. Beyond the utility of a good binding, there is a great deal of aesthetic pleasure to be gained from a book that opens easily and flatly, and from the decoration, the harmony of colors, and the brilliance of gold. Arthur Johnson, one of Britain's foremost designer-bookbinders, has written a manual of the craft whose clarity and comprehensiveness make it invaluable to the student and the professional. It covers equipment, tools, and materials; all stages of preparation (end papers, sewing, rounding and backing, edge-gilding, etc.); different binding styles; and the finer points of finishing. The illustrations show not only tools, materials, and processes, but also a selection of striking and beautiful examples of the binder's art, both historic and modern.

Introductionp. 7
A history of English bookbinding decorationp. 13
Equipmentp. 21
Heavy Equipmentp. 21
Small Toolsp. 23
Bookbinder's materialsp. 30
Paperp. 30
Boardp. 37
Ph Valuesp. 37
Clothp. 38
Leathersp. 39
Thread, Tape and Cordp. 41
Adhesivesp. 41
Introduction to a bookp. 45
Working proceduresp. 48
Specificationsp. 48
Preparation of the book for Bindingp. 49
Endpapersp. 57
Sewingp. 61
The Plough and Guillotinep. 69
Rounding and Backingp. 75
Edge Gildingp. 79
Headbandsp. 85
Leather Paringp. 89
Binding stylesp. 93
The Case Bindingp. 93
The Library Stylep. 103
The Library Style in Buckramp. 115
The Flexible Stylep. 118
The Sunk Cord Stylep. 134
Vellum Bindingsp. 144
Limp Bindingsp. 149
Loose-Leaf and Guard Booksp. 153
Finishingp. 159
Tools, Equipment and Materialsp. 159
Working Methodsp. 166
Boxesp. 179
Changes in bookbinding constructionp. 194
The Harrison Groovep. 194
Stub Bindingp. 195
Flush Joint Sewn on Tapesp. 197
Large Bindingsp. 197
Adhesive Bindingp. 201
The American Groovep. 203
Designp. 204
Examplesp. 206
Glossaryp. 211
Further readingp. 219
Indexp. 220
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ISBN: 9780500680117
ISBN-10: 0500680116
Series: Thames and Hudson Manuals (Paperback)
Audience: General
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old
For Grades: 3 - 4
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 17th September 1981
Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 17.02  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.36

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