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Contemporary Paper Bindings: A guide to bookbinding techniques, tools, and materials / Karen Hanmer


126 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Karen Hanmer
Contemporary Paper Bindings is a skill-building guide to bookbinding techniques, tools, and materials. Chapters on tools and supplies, ergonomics, signature preparation, endsheets, sewing, spine-lining, and working with case-weight papers precede complete instructions for crafting ten different paper binding structures. Each process is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs and diagrams. The manual ends with a glossary and an extensive bibliography.

Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Parts of a book --
Studio essentials. Materials ; Tools ; Studio ergonomics --
Text block preparation. Folding signatures ; Endsheets --
Sewing fundamentals. Supported and unsupported sewing ; Best practices ;
Marking up ; Punching --
Sewing techniques. Web linking stitch ; Chain linking stitch ; Sewing over flat supports ; Double-needle, non-linked sewing ; Pamphlet stitch ; Double-fan adhesive binding --
Spine treatment. Gluing up a sewn text block ; Spine lining --
Working with cover-weight papers. Folding and scoring ; Measuring and folding a paper case ; Fore edge options --
Paper cases. Paper case with tuck-in endsheets ; Paper case with locking spine ; Laced paper case with unsupported sewing ; Laced paper case with supported sewing ; Paper case with adhesive attachment --
Exposed-spine sewing. Exposed sewing with decorative guards ; Long stitch through slotted paper cover ; Multi-section pamphlet --
Other paper bindings. Double pamphlet with tipped wrapper ; German stiffened paper binding --
Glossary --
Resources for further study.