History, Knowledge and Methods of Bookmaking
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The question of how gaining history, knowledge and processes of bookmaking can provide usable artistic skills and enrichment to an art teacher is addressed in this arts-based study. Several different methods of binding handmade books, including basic pamphlet stitching, longstitch binding, coptic binding, Belgian binding and piano hinge bindings are explained. Some variations of these bindings and other simple bookmaking methods for children are exhibited. The researcher has addressed this concept by studying the history of bookmaking and papermaking. A brief look at paper surface techniques is included. The research was done through studying multiple bookbinding techniques involved handmade bookmaking, in addition to online research, teacher questionnaires and classroom observation.