Bookforms: A Complete Guide to Designing and Crafting Hand-Bound Books, from the Center for Book Arts


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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.

Beautifully illustrated step by step instructions for book making projects are demonstrated in this book by artists Ana Cordeiro, Celine Lombardi, Sarah Smith, and Elizabeth Sheehan.

Additional contributions from Biruta Auna, Lauren Clay, Kyle Holland, Lee Marchalonis, and Sarah Nicholls bring valuable additions to this resource.

Published by Rockport Publishers, 2019

Hardcover, 175 pages, full color, 8.7 × 10.1 inches

ISBN: 978-1-63-159605-6

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