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

List Price: $30.00
SKU:
9781631596056
Quantity:
  • Prices shown are for Bulk Books (unbranded)
  • Minimum to Customize Books: 50 copies

Overview

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?

Customizing Options and Pricing (v)

  • Cover Imprint (1-color): $1.00/book
  • Promo-Pages (full-color printed): $2.00 / single-sided page
  • Belly-Band Wrap (full-color printed): $2.00
  • Set-Up Charge: $40 per decoration

Call for higher quantities. Standard turnaround for Customized Books 10 business days from proof approval. Standard turnaround for Bulk Books 3-5 business days. Rush service available. Product availability changes daily. Please confirm your quantity is available prior to placing an order. Customization options may be limited or unavailable based on product design, binding or cover artwork.

  • Product Details

    Author:
    Center for Book Arts, Ana Cordeiro, Celine Lombardi, Sarah Smith, Elizabeth Sheehan
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    176
    Publisher:
    Rockport Publishers (January 22, 2019)
    Language:
    English
    Audience:
    General/trade
    ISBN-13:
    9781631596056
    ISBN-10:
    1631596055
    Weight:
    30.24oz
    Dimensions:
    8.875" x 10.375" x 0.75"
    Case Pack:
    16
    File:
    hbgusa-hbgusa_onix21_20190915-20190916.xml
    Folder:
    hbgusa
    List Price:
    $30
    As low as:
    $22.20
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-HACH
    Discount Code:
    A
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