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Japanese Bookbinding

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Product description

Quarter bound boards with red paper covers & cream cloth spine; whole book in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated in b&w. jacket clean with only a few shelf wear scuffs. A third-generation traditional bookbinder gives easy-to-follow instructions for making all the major, historically important styles of Japanese bindings as well as traditional book cases-the custom-made folding boxes that afford handsome protection for Japan's exquisite books. The authoritative text, written by one of Japan's leading professional bookbinders, has been fully adapted for Western readers. Both American and Japanese suppliers of traditional tools and materials are provided and substitutes are recommended for items not readily available. For centuries the West has admired Japanese books, but only now can we make them ourselves and take full advantage of their creative possibilities. Stunning and practical, these bindings are ideal for preserving calligraphy, letters, artwork, and poems, for adding a distinctive touch to limited-edition books, and for use as diaries or gifts.

Item details

Author(s):
Kojiro Ikegami
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
26x19x1.5 cm
Edition:
1996 sixth printing
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0834801965
ISBN-13:
9780834801967
Number of pages:
127
Publisher:
Weatherhill

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Quarter bound boards with red paper covers & cream cloth spine; whole book in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated in b&w. jacket clean with only a few shelf wear scuffs. A third-generation traditional bookbinder gives easy-to-follow instructions for making all the major, historically important styles of Japanese bindings as well as traditional book cases-the custom-made folding boxes that afford handsome protection for Japan's exquisite books. The authoritative text, written by one of Japan's leading professional bookbinders, has been fully adapted for Western readers. Both American and Japanese suppliers of traditional tools and materials are provided and substitutes are recommended for items not readily available. For centuries the West has admired Japanese books, but only now can we make them ourselves and take full advantage of their creative possibilities. Stunning and practical, these bindings are ideal for preserving calligraphy, letters, artwork, and poems, for adding a distinctive touch to limited-edition books, and for use as diaries or gifts.

Author(s):
Kojiro Ikegami
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
26x19x1.5 cm
Edition:
1996 sixth printing
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0834801965
ISBN-13:
9780834801967
Number of pages:
127
Publisher:
Weatherhill

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