Fall 2015 | Art 446: Artists’ Book – This is not complete

Single sheet book
Using a single sheet of paper create a book by cutting, folding, or a combination of methods. It is fine to use adhesive to create a larger single sheet of paper. Search for books using terms such as, fortune teller, scroll, tumble. Draw imagery or write text to show how the content will be integrated with the book’s form. Bring three solutions to class.




Star and Tunnel Pamphlet stitch

Leporello and Hybrid

Pamphlet stitch binging
If you have questions after the class demo, check out this handout for instructions on sewing a pamphlet or saddle stitch pamphletSimple pamphlet stitch.A few past books by students can be viewed on the flickr page – Pamphlet Stitch.
More examples can be seen here.

Two-signature Pamphlet Stitch
Link to a two-signature pamphlet binding tutorial with 36 photographs.

Stap or Japanese style binding

Sewing on Tapes & Hard Case binding
Sew a book block on tapes. In class we will have a demonstration how to sew a book on tapes. The first project will explore using the tapes as a visual element on a soft cover book. Once we master sewing on tapes, we will design and produce a hard cover book.The Indiana University Libraries has a very comprehensive photo tutorial on sewing and casing in a book. The tutorial can be seen by visiting the Making a Book link.

Clamshell Portfolio
Design and construct a Clamshell Portfolio AKA Drop Spine Box . Below are tutorials to assist with the construction of your Clamshell Portfolio.
A video that I produced titled How to make a clamshell portfolio.
PDF instructions from the Library of Congress.

Wide Edge Binding
Instructions (PDF) for sewing single folio bindings using thin wire rods can be seen here.



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