Its Background and Technique

Author: Edith Diehl

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156141

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 748

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Mammoth volume by one of the world's foremost practitioners. Both historical survey emphasizing decorated bindings, and eminently practical guide to hand bookbinding. 93 plates, 242 figures.
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How to Work Them

Author: Jane Greenfield,Jenny Hille

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press

ISBN: 9780938768517

Category: Reference

Page: 88

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Author: J.A. Szirmai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351894730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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In the past, studies of the history of bookbinding were mainly concerned with the exterior decoration. This book focuses attention primarily on the physical aspects of the binding and its construction principles. It is an expanded version of a series of lectures delivered by the author while Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam in 1987, supplemented with the results of ten years of intensive research in major libraries on the Continent, the United Kingdom and the USA. It surveys the evolution of binding structures from the introduction of the codex two thousand years ago to the close of the Middle Ages. Part I reviews the scanty physical evidence from the Mediterranean heritage, the early Coptic, Islamic and Ethiopian binding structures and their interrelation with those of the Byzantine realm. Part II is devoted to a detailed analysis of Western binding techniques, distinguishing the carolingian, romanesque and gothic wooden-board bindings as the main typological entities; their structure and function is compared with those of contemporary limp bindings. The book is illustrated with over 200 drawings and photographs and contains a comprehensive bibliography.
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The Classic Arts and Crafts Manual

Author: Douglas Cockerell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152472

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 352

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All aspects of the craft covered — from folding, collating, and trimming pages to preparing covers and pasting down endpapers. 120 figures. 8 halftones.
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Author: Stefano Carboni,Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris),Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300124309

Category: History

Page: 374

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From 828, when Venetian merchants carried home from Alexandria the stolen relics of St. Mark, to the fall of the Venetian Republic to Napoleon in 1797, the visual arts in Venice were dramatically influenced by Islamic art. Because of its strategic location on the Mediterranean, Venice had long imported objects from the Near East through channels of trade, and it flourished during this particular period as a commercial, political, and diplomatic hub. This monumental book examines Venice's rise as the "bazaar of Europe" and how and why the city absorbed artistic and cultural ideas that originated in the Islamic world. Venice and the Islamic World, 828–1797 features a wide range of fascinating images and objects, including paintings and drawings by familiar Venetian artists such as Bellini, Carpaccio, and Tiepolo; beautiful Persian and Ottoman miniatures; and inlaid metalwork, ceramics, lacquer ware, gilded and enameled glass, textiles, and carpets made in the Serene Republic and the Mamluk, Ottoman, and Safavid Empires. Together these exquisite objects illuminate the ways Islamic art inspired Venetian artists, while also highlighting Venice's own views toward its neighboring region. Fascinating essays by distinguished scholars and conservators offer new historical and technical insights into this unique artistic relationship between East and West.
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a text-book for bookbinders and librarians

Author: Douglas Cockerell

Publisher: Pitman [etc.]

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 345

View: 3545

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A Manual of Instruction

Author: Aldren A. Watson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132544

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 4084

DIVExpert, illustrated guide to creating fine books by hand. Materials and equipment, basic procedures, rebinding an old book, more, plus 8 projects: dust jacket, folio, music binding, manuscript binding, 4 others. /div
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French Masterpieces, 1880-1940

Author: Alastair Duncan,Georges De Bartha

Publisher: New York : Abrams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 200

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Author: Pauline Johnson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137384

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

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Comprehensive, profusely illustrated guide to materials, equipment, papers, repair and preservation, many other topics. Over 600 photographs and diagrams illustrate step-by-step instructions. Introduction. Supply Sources.
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Disorienting America’s Maghreb, from Casablanca to the Marrakech Express

Author: Brian Edwards

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822387123

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 383

View: 643

Until attention shifted to the Middle East in the early 1970s, Americans turned most often toward the Maghreb—Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and the Sahara—for their understanding of “the Arab.” In Morocco Bound, Brian T. Edwards examines American representations of the Maghreb during three pivotal decades—from 1942, when the United States entered the North African campaign of World War II, through 1973. He reveals how American film and literary, historical, journalistic, and anthropological accounts of the region imagined the role of the United States in a world it seemed to dominate at the same time that they displaced domestic social concerns—particularly about race relations—onto an “exotic” North Africa. Edwards reads a broad range of texts to recuperate the disorienting possibilities for rethinking American empire. Examining work by William Burroughs, Jane Bowles, Ernie Pyle, A. J. Liebling, Jane Kramer, Alfred Hitchcock, Clifford Geertz, James Michener, Ornette Coleman, General George S. Patton, and others, he puts American texts in conversation with an archive of Maghrebi responses. Whether considering Warner Brothers’ marketing of the movie Casablanca in 1942, journalistic representations of Tangier as a city of excess and queerness, Paul Bowles’s collaboration with the Moroccan artist Mohammed Mrabet, the hippie communities in and around Marrakech in the 1960s and early 1970s, or the writings of young American anthropologists working nearby at the same time, Edwards illuminates the circulation of American texts, their relationship to Maghrebi history, and the ways they might be read so as to reimagine the role of American culture in the world.
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Author: Manly Banister

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152456

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Profusely illustrated step-by-step guide to binding books, paperbacks, periodicals. Instructions for sewing, making endpapers, attaching headbands, adding covers, titling, much more. Updated list of suppliers. 254 illustrations.
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A Step-by-step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports

Author: Thomas R. Ittelson

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601630239

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 467

Provides an introduction to financial accounting for non-financial managers by way of a transaction-based, business training tool. Includes real-life examples of how financial statements are built and how they interact to present a true financial picture of the enterprise.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Friends of the library

Page: N.A

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A Bibliographic Guide

Author: Donald L. Ehresmann

Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 629

View: 5557

This reference work covers general works, ornament, folk art, arms and armour, ceramics, clocks and automata, costumes, enamels, furniture, glass, leather, metalwork, musical instruments, textiles, dolls and more. Essentially a new work rather than a revision, this annotated bibliography on the history of applied and decorative arts includes over 3000 descriptive entries on books written in western European languages. More than 1000 of these entries are new to the second edition, and approximately half are titles published since 1977. The remainder represent a significant expansion in breadth and depth of the bibliography, with the addition of nearly 500 titles of exhibition and museum catalogues and price guides.
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Author: A. W. Lewis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137759

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 2037

Here are modern, easy, and inexpensive techniques for binding new books and for rebinding old volumes. The best elementary book available, it will benefit beginners and experienced hands alike. 261 illustrations.
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