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Handmade Books And Cards Hardcover – Dec 31 1997


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Davis (Dec 31 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0871923343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0871923349
  • Product Dimensions: 28.8 x 22.3 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 821 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,139,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on April 24 2002
Format: Hardcover
Over the last six months I have taught myself simple bookbinding and Kropper's Handmade Books & Cards has been one of my best resources. The diagrams for stitching bindings are excellent--clear and complete--and really have been useful to me as a novice bookbinder. If you're looking for well articulated techniques, as well as great ideas, this is a book for you.
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Format: Hardcover
Kropper offers an interesting take on books and cards. Her Freida paperdoll is beautiful and interesting, and would make a beautiful gift. Kropper offers lots of techniques including sewn bindings, scrolls and concertinas with a good preface on the history of the book. However, I found that most of the books used for illustration were not functional but simply artistic. Some of the photoraphs show large books permanently open with curling pages, bark covers, etc. I prefer books I can actually write it after completion.
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This book starts out with a brief history and then goes on discusses materials, tools, typography, & printing methods. Instructions for making patterned papers & adding extra decorative touches are also included.
Beginners will love the easier projects with clear step-by-step instructions accompanied by detailed illustrations, while advanced bookbinders will find plenty of unique and challenging book designs & techniques.
You learn to make 6 different cards, hardcover albums, scrolls, fans, blinds, French doors & much more. Many bindings are also covered including the pamphlet, Japanese stab, crossed ribbon, concertina, & coptic.
The many color & b/w examples are beautiful & imaginative. They really helped inspire me. A resource list of suppliers, groups & workshops is a nice bonus. If you can only buy one bookbinding book, this is the one to get.
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Format: Hardcover
This book covers areas and ideas that I have not seen in other books. Very original ideas and applications with found objects. A must in the library of a bookbinder, card maker or artist in general!
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Format: Hardcover
The logical layout and organization of the "how-to" information make this a well rounded book. The excellent photographs of many one-of-a-kind books make this a stunning resource.
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