The Studio

This site is dedicated to Bookbinding.

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If you are looking for useful how-to links, Practical Book Binding or Bookbinding for Amateurs are a good start, with useful tips for hobby and professional bookbinders alike. Useful for Grade School Teachers, Paper and cardboard constructions and for the aspiring designer, An Essay on Color.
The Diderot pages will help you with the equipment necessary for the trade, specially if you wish to build your own presses, sewing frames, cutting plows etc.

The bookbinder stain glass picture at the top of the page is after a woodblock by Jost Amman. Like me,  Jobst Amman was an expatriate. Of Swiss birth, born at Zurich in 1539. His earliest known work is dated 1557 and was executed at Basle. In 1561 he moved to Nuremberg. Virgil Solis, the chief artist who worked for the busy publishing firm of Feyerabend, died, and Amman succeeded him. He soon became the most popular artist in Germany with a prolific output.

I sincerely hope that you will find this web site useful for the links leading to the many facets of the trade of bookbinding. Oh, yes, I forgot, people love to pin us on Pinterest as you can see here


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Stainglass after Jost Amman