How to Make Books

Author(s): Esther K. Smith


From pamphlets and zines you can fold in a minute to luxurious leather journals and sumptuous sketchbooks, "How to Make Books" will walk you through the easy basics of bookmaking. Whether you're a writer, a scrapbooker, a political activist or a postcard collector, let book artist Esther K. Smith be your guide as you discover your inner bookbinder. Using foolproof illustrations and step-by-step instructions, Smith reveals her time-tested techniques in a fun, easy-to-understand way.


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ESTHER K. SMITH, author of "How to Make Books," collaborates with typographer Dikko Faust and other artists and writers at Purgatory Pie Press in New York City. Their handmade books have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and London's Victoria & Albert Museum. Their artist books are housed in many rare book collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the National Gallery of Art. Smith teaches throughout the United States, Canada, and England, and every term at Cooper Union in New York City.

General Fields

  • : 9780307353368
  • : Random House USA Inc
  • : Potter Craft
  • : October 2007
  • : 255mm X 190mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Esther K. Smith
  • : Hardback
  • : 1107
  • : 686.3
  • : 128
  • : 110 photographs