Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Books About Making Books: A Booklist

Another one of the many interesting courses being taught during this Jan-term 2012 is The Art of the Book. Having taken this course myself while a student at LaGrange College, I now wish I had known about the multitude of amazing books in the library's collection which. The library has a variety of books about book-making, which contain tons of ideas for all types of creative bookbinding, and excellent examples of book art from around the world.

Even if you aren't taking the book art class this Jan-term, the following books might still interesting to browse through; they include examples of japanese bookbinding, altered books and book sculpture, and even more complicated approaches such as exposed spine books:

 1. Books, Boxes and Portfolios
Author: Franz Zeier
Call Number: Z 271 .Z4413 1990
2. Japanese Bookbinding
Author: Kojiro Ikegami
Call Number: Z 270 .J3 I3713 1986

3. Creative Bookbinding
Author: Pauline Johnson
Call Number: Z 266 .J600 1990

4. Non-Adhesive Binding Volume III: Exposed Spine Sewings
Author: Keith Smith
Call Number: Z 271 .S66 1993 V.3

*This blog post was authored by Rachel Evans.
**Top photograph of book, courtesy of BookWeb

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