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Making Handmade Books Paperback – 7 Mar 2011

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lark (7 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600595871
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600595875
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 21.6 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alisa Golden's work is collected by such institutions as the New York Public Library; the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the V&A. She currently teaches at California College of the Arts, San Francisco and the San Francisco Center for the Book.


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Just a word of warning, if you already have Golden's earlier books, 'Creating Handmade Books' and/or 'Expressive Handmade Books' you will find most of the projects duplicated in this great value collection. I love the adaptable ideas presented in Ms. Golden's books, although I personally prefer the more personal tone of 'Creating Handmade Books' which has background information on the author's own book art creation processes as well as just the practical instructions.

In response to the negative review for this title, it should be noted that Alisa Golden is a book artist rather than a bookbinder, so her books are not recommended for those seeking practical advice or contemporary twists on traditional techniques. Instead, her ideas will be helpful to those wanting to start out in basic bookbinding (pamphlet-style) or want to use creative booklets as a base, element of or accessory to their artwork.
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This is a beautifully put together book with many clever ideas for both producing a book and embellishing. I have not yet actually tried any of the projects but I was in the process of putting together a textile journal and due to inexperience, was having difficulty in working out how to actually attach the signatures - the answer was in this book so already it has been of great assistance. It is a pleasure to look through and I am confident it will be a constant source of interest and inspiration in my book making endeavours. This is the second book on bookmaking I have bought and between them, I feel I will be able to progress and produce a reasonable selection of different styles of books. I am very happy to recommend this to anyone with an interest in producing a book of their own either to display their work or to use as a journal or special sketch book - their money will not be wasted.
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I find the images and the steps really clear. I think that the book is covering a wide spectrum of bookmaking techniques. Loved it at first sight!
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This is a fantastic book whether you want to make little books for your calligraphy ,gifts for friends or just like making books. The instructions are clear with detailed text and diagrams and photographs. Books range from simple folded books to those with sewn signatures. There are plenty of ideas for everyone to try. Really quick delivery to.
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This book has very clear instructions and diagrams explaining many tricky points. An exceedingly broad spectrum of all conceivable ways to assemble a book is covered. This is rapidly becoming my go-to source for ideas and solutions. It is the main reason for a growing arsenal of hand made books in my house and the source of many more that I have gifted to select friends.
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I was shown this book for a textile project I am undertaking which requires clear and interesting presentation.

The book itself is full of good ideas and beautiful projects. I knocked a star off because, as a novice / non origami type person, I did not always understand the instructions.
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This book has some lovely ideas but the instructions for some are very badly written and do not work. The instructions for the clamshell book are particularly bad and have clearly not been "proofed" prior to publication as they are completely wrong.
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Good book - but as a novice book maker ( have made a number of coptic stitch and covered books) I wanted some ideas and found it very very difficult to understand the instructions - definately not for beginners I would say.
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