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Re: [BKARTS] French Bookbinding



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The only way I see a French tecnique binding opening flat is if you mount
each page on a piece of paper, (japanese or western paper) that equal the
thickness of your page.  You need to bevel each piece of paper before to
glue them together, to avoid building thikness  where you join them.  You
built signature and sew the book on the piece of paper you add.  The
rounding and the backing are on that extention of your page so when you open
the book the hinge is on that extention and the book will open flat.
I hope this help.
Monique Lallier
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From: "rj" <h9022@YAHOO.COM>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 11:35 AM
Subject: [BKARTS] French Bookbinding


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>  Stone Eye - An Exhibition of the Midwest Chapter, Guild of Book Workers
>   For information about the exhibition, and to order your catalog, see
>   <http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/mwchap/specialevent2.shtml>
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> Greeting,
>
> I have spent some time searching the internet and this lists archives
looking
> for information on something I have heard referred to as french
bookbinding but
> have not found anything. What interests me in this style of bookbinding is
that
> the resulting books open flat, and the reason for interest in this is that
I
> want to be able to build my own sketch books with whatever type of paper I
wish
> to draw on. I have built a couple of books with a coptic binding, which
works
> just fine for my desire of a flat lying book but I would like to be able
to
> build a book with a closed spine. So the question of the moment is where
would
> I go to get information on french binding or any other that would suit my
> purposes?
>
> Thanks,
> rj
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