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

Boxed set of ten distinct bindings accompanied by a 140 page hand-bound manual: a skill-building guide to bookbinding techniques, tools, and materials with a glossary and an extensive bibliography (many of the resources available online). Chapters on tools and supplies, ergonomics, signature preparation, endsheets, sewing and working with case-weight papers precede complete instructions for crafting each of the ten book structures. The instructions for each structure are also provided as PDFs on digital media for classroom distribution.

Contemporary Paper Bindings is a valuable resource for teaching bookbinding. These models and accompanying manual will introduce beginners to the basic tools, techniques and materials of bookbinding. Experienced practitioners will discover how features from multiple bindings can be combined to create a new, custom structure to meet the requirements of any project. All of these structures can be made in a sparsely-equipped studio with minimal specialized tools or equipment.
Models are approximately 6.5" x 4.5". Please note these sets are made to order. Average turn-around time is six months. $1600. The manual is also separately available from $55.

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