The Art & Craft of Handmade Books

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"With an all-star lineup of more than 60 contributing artists--many of whom use stamped images with their handmade books...LaPlantz has created another whammo release."--Rubber Stamp Madness. "The more than 25 patterns become [the] main form of instruction, with a focus on seven different types of books, from a simple concertina or accordion fold to the complicated recessed skewer binding. Everything is here, including sidebars on content-specific books (bestiaries and abecedaries...) as well as explanations of such techniques
as embossing."--Booklist.

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Ingeniously crafted artists' books are not merely a set format of pages held together by a binding; they are individual expressions, unique creative statements that may take many visual forms. The unique creations in The Art and Craft of Handmade Books, by Shereen LaPlantz, generally begin with some traditional bookmaking approaches (sewn bindings, accordion-fold variations, Coptic stitch methods) but take these formal techniques to new heights with personalized themes and unusual touches, like exploding pages or the vignettes of a tunnel book.

Step-by-step instructions, discussions of design considerations, and suggestions for what the books might contain all provide wonderful guidance for anyone looking to expand their aesthetic horizons through the medium of handmade books. In addition, many gallery pages highlight other artists' extraordinary book creations. --Amy Handy

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Shereen LaPlantz is a designer who specializes in artists' books. She has exhibited throughout the US, Canada, Great Britain, Europe, and Africa. She also teaches workshops extensively throughout the US and Canada. Currently she is teaching long-term workshops which meet twice a year at her bindery, and continue by correspondence throughout the year. She has written numerous articles and several books. She first learned bookbinding in the mid-1960s then soon expanded her interests into fibers and basketry. Shereen lives in the northern California redwoods on the edge of the Pacific Ocean with her husband.

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