Bookforms[Download] ➵ Bookforms By Center for Book Arts – Brought to you by the instructors at the Center for Book Arts  Bookforms is a comprehensive guide for making books by hand with a focus on functionality in design Written by the experts at the C Brought to you by the instructors at the Center for Book Arts  Bookforms is a comprehensive guide for making books by hand with a focus on functionality in design Written by the experts at the Center for Book Arts in New York  Bookforms presents all the instruction you need to craft by hand a comprehensive array of historic bookbinding styles from all over the world  Bookforms traces the functional roots of each structure explains their appropriateness for various uses and provides projects for making an essential structure for each style of binding Topics covered includeWhy books work General bookbinding principles for functionality and what we can learn from the past What you need to know for planning a special book or embarking on an edition How materials affect function Bookforms tackles a wide range of projects for all levels of bookbinders You'll see everything from sewn and ticketed blank books and traditional western codex book forms to scrapbooks and albums Asian stab sewn bindings unusual structures and aestheticsembellishments What better time to dive into this venerable and uniue hobby than now.


Hardcover  ñ Bookforms MOBI Ä
  • Hardcover
  • 176 pages
  • Bookforms
  • Center for Book Arts
  • English
  • 27 September 2016
  • 9781631596056

10 thoughts on “Bookforms

  1. Nicki Markus says:

    Bookforms was a wonderful read As a longtime booklover it was fascinating to see the process behind creating different types of binding Many reuired a huge amount of work and some specialist euipment so I don't see myself launching into it anytime soon; however a few techniues were simpler and were something anyone could attempt at home with a little time and patience This book with its detailed step by step instructions will appeal both to those keen to give bookbinding a try and those who are simply interested to learn how it's doneI received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  2. Sophie says:

    As someone who would like to be a bookbinder this was the perfect book for me It combines books and book arts history the tools and materials needed and their uses pictures with descriptions and instructions to how to do it ourselves with little notes and techniues to help us It is really clear and descriptive and I learned a lot from it but as a debutant in this art and a not native English speaker I would have liked for each tool to have their name next to them on the picture since there were a few tools on most pictures of the material and sometimes I had trouble saying which was which Apart from this little thing I found all the rest of the book really instructive and would recommend it to all books lovers who want to know about this craft

  3. Ietrio says:

    A rather mediocre and uneven crafts book Designing? Maybe the editor is too bold for the material at hand

  4. Annie says:

    Originally published on my blog Nonstop Reader Bookforms is a tutorial and artistic guide for learning bespoke bookbinding I've always been deeply in love with books Not just the contents inside though I am a complete and total book dragon also but the form the binding the presentation even the smell This book is a textbook on traditional and artistic book binding Released 22nd Jan 2019 by uarto on their Rockport imprint it's 176 pages and available in hardcover and ebook formats This book is published under the auspices of the Center for Book Arts and is written by four former studentsinternsinstructors at the CBA in New York There is an introductory chapter which includes a short CVbio for them followed by a pretty comprehensive tools and supplies list This is followed by a short line illustrated subchapter on book and paper anatomy and related jargon This is an accessible and interesting treatise for the layperson as well since being able to understand the way books are constructed certainly helps us understand at least a little bit how to also protect and care for them The introductory segments comprise roughly 16% of the page content of the wholeThe introduction is followed by chapters with history and tutorials on pamphlet and accordion books multi signature books books with non adhesive bindings and specialtyartist books The book is well documented and illustrated throughout with photographs and line drawings Concepts and terminology are defined where they appear and the entire book is accessible to the average layman The book ends with a resource list with links where applicable a bibliographyfurther reading list and a list of where to go to see and find book arts There is also an indexThis is a dense little book It isn't strictly speaking an instruction or tutorial book although I did follow the included tutorial with some bookbinding tools I had lying around to create a small sewn pamphlet with a cover This is of a resource book to supplement and support other instruction especially formal instruction at a bindery or other classroom situationI really enjoyed the historical portions of the book as much or than the tutorialsWorthwhile book for bibliophiles It's strengthened my years long desire for formal tuition in creating handmade booksFour starsDisclosure I received an ARC at no cost from the authorpublisher for review purposes

  5. Myndi says:

    What attracted you to this book? It’s about books Or specifically it’s about making books While I love to read the accurate truth is I love books Everything about them Not just the pretty amusing emotional perspective changing words inside but the whole package The pages the cover the artwork The whole kit and caboodle While I read a great deal on my Kindle these days my love for books as object has in no way diminished And my heart skips a beat when I come across vintage books or books that have a binding that is something above and beyond today’s norm Bookforms was a no brainer for meWas it what you expected it to be? 100% In fact it was even better than I anticipated In the intro we meet all the individuals who showcased the different bookmaking techniues in the book We learn how they came into the practice their history in the field and where they are now Then we learn about all the tools used in the trade and how to make glueadhesive Finally we get step by step instructions for each style of binding with large clear photographs There are also tidbits about the history of each techniue at the beginning of each sectionThis book is very much about the art of bookmaking by hand As someone who is drawn to art as well as books who thrives on making to feed her creative side this book is absolutely what I never knew I needed What’s in it for me? Of course I realize that I’m not everyone else and my interests are sometimes a bit uniue In many respects this book is tailored to people like myself and I don’t think anyone would expect it to appeal to a wider audience However If you are a crafty kind of person there are some techniues presented here that reuire very few specialized tools and are widely applicable If you love funky journals for writing or drawing if you love giving uniue handmade presents to others who enjoy such things then there is much in this book to love Personally I thought this book would be about learning and drooling for me but almost immediately I saw ways in which I could utilize some of these methods for my own crafting practice That is the bit that was than I originally expected If you give it a look you might find it exceeds your expectations as wellNot for everyone definitely for me but there is to this book than meets the eye Note I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Holding a special book in your hands you observe its features and may even wonder at how it was made Bookforms takes you into the art and craft of bookbinding along the path of tools materials and on through the photo illustrated and well documented steps It is practical and inspiring Whether you want to make a small personal notebook or attempt something larger this book is a guide for anyone interested in book binding At the end of the book is a list of resources supplies paper and reading list and a well prepared indexThanks to NetGalley for this ARC advance review copy in exchange for an honest review

  7. Hayley says:

    A wonderful educational and inspiring read Very clear explanations and “how tos” One of the best modern books about the art of bookbinding

  8. Steff Pasciuti says:

    | Reader Fox Blog | I think that my expectations for  Bookforms put together by the Center for Book Arts Ana Cordeiro Celine Lombardi Sarah Smith and Elizabeth Sheehan were a bit unrealistic when I picked up this book For some reason I had it in my head that reading this book was going to genuinely give me some insight into how to create bound books entirely on my own to the degree that I would easily be able to do so Instead it made me gain a massive amount of respect for those who make books and despair somewhat at what I believe to be my own inability to create a book that actually looks decent And to be fair my desire and determination to be able to do so was certainly a whimsical sort of fantasy that I know deep down I was fully aware that I probably would not be doing any time soon if at all What  Bookforms does offer however is nothing short of magical to a book loverI'll admit that I didn't care particularly for the history piece of the book though I do understand its importance But the truth is that I picked this book up to learn how to bind a book of my own and not to look back on how bookbinding began Fortunately the bulk of the book does focus specifically on the area that I did want to learn Unfortunately I found myself overwhelmed at all the specialized tools the intricacies that I don't have the euipment or skill for that goes into making books Some processes of bookmaking are simple but do not look exactly as I would like them to while others are complex and difficult though uite beautifulNo matter what it is very clear that this sort of thing takes practice But it is also clear that it takes money something I personally do not have at the moment And I think the fact that I couldn't go out and simply put together a book that looks like the ones which sit on my shelf was disheartening though not surprising I found this book to be deeply informative and definitely appreciate having read it And perhaps one day in the future I will finally find myself binding a book of my own as that my friends is the dream I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review| Instagram | Twitter | Reader Fox Blog | Bloglovin’ | Facebook |

  9. Becky says:

    There's a name for thatEver wondered what a techniue was called in creating a book? Well there is a name for it and this book has the answers Not only does it describe techniues but it has well laid out photos of the step by step process for different book forms This book will be sure to delight both the visual learner as well as the technical guru Ever wondered how book forms evolved? There's an answer to that too It also comes with some wonderful resources on where to find materials to create your own books

  10. Kaffeeklatsch and Books says:

    A stunning book for book lovers and if you want to try your hands at book bindingThere are beautiful photographs and step by step instructions for different kinds of binding and cover making techniues For most of the projects you'd need uite a lot of tools and materials but nonetheless a great bookThank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy

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