While watching tonight’s episode of Jeopardy, I was super disappointed to discover that this category was really about book titles.
I really like this breakdown of the cost for rebinding a book (and more than once, at that!) circa 1906. It’s a lot more expensive now! From this same book, here is a very detailed cut-away picture of the joint and endpaper construction for a book. These images are from: Dana, John Cotton. 1906. […]
I was able to visit the famous Ludu Library and Archive, which is located in Mandalay, Myanmar. One of the library staff knew I was going to visiting, so he showed me this Burmese-language bookbinding manual when I arrived. You have no idea how excited I was to look through this book!
The results of a very productive three day bookbinding workshop, making board attachment models with the amazing Karen Hanmer. For more information on Karen’s work and teaching, check out her site!
Three green bookbinding books.
Making models of various board attachment styles. These are models of a Medieval style binding with packed sewing on double cord supports laced into poplar wood boards, and an Ethiopian style binding with cedar wood boards.
Happy St. Bartholomew’s Day! Saint Bartholomew is just one of the patron saints of bookbinders. From what I understand (I’m not Catholic by a long shot) St. Bartholomew is the patron saint of bookbinders because he was flayed alive…hence, he’s associated with leather (and is also the patron saint of tanners)…and guess who uses a […]
The Journal of the Guild of Book Workers is now available online, for FREE! The Guild of Book Worker’s Journal is an annual publication containing in-depth articles, technical how-to’s, essays, profiles, illustrated exhibit reviews. The subjects cover general matters relating to the hand book crafts. Included are contemporary creative book arts as well as traditional […]