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Expressive Handmade Books by Alisa Golden
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Expressive Handmade Books

by Alisa Golden

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This book is her third and offers 25 projects for the beginning bookbinder/book artist. You don’t have to be a master bookbinder to enjoy these creations. The instructions are clearly illustrated and you are guided step-by-step through the process. Some of the structures presented are accordion books, single-signature books, multiple-signature books, flag books, pocket books and stab bindings. There are even some pop-up and origami techniques thrown in for the paper artist. There are many samples of Alisa’s (and other artist’s) books presented throughout the book.

As the title suggests, in this book she emphasizes the expression of feelings, emotions, thoughts, ideas, etc. in her creations. However, the overall feeling is one of just creating an artist book, regardless of content. In short, there’s something for everyone, from the novice book artist to the seasoned bookbinder. ( )
  Kaligrafos | Dec 30, 2009 |
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An increasingly popular craft trend receives awe-inspiring treatment by a major artist. Alisa Golden has created a spectacular guide sure to enlighten both beginners and more advanced students. She provides invaluable teaching on structure - which is where newcomers will focus their energies first - as well as design and content, for those who already have some experience. From measuring and scoring to folding and cutting, from tools for bookbinding to useful media for writing and image-making, there's a rich store of information - and a wonderfully wide range of projects, too. Make accordion and flag books, including miniature volumes; side bindings, with cross stitching or laced edges; sewn signatures; portfolios; pop-ups and other creative styles.… (more)

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