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Re: [BKARTS] Leporello Technique

I've always considered a Leporello to be a little different than other
accordions or concertinas in that it is made up of single folded sheets
(bifolia) adhered back to back but with spine to fore edge like this...


...to create an accordion of any length (supposedly very long, as the one
the structure's namesake in the opera Don Giovanni uses to record Giovanni's
romantic conquests.)

I was taught to glue just around the edges to allow a little air pocket,
making it move more fluidly.

The benefit of this structure is that you can make long accordions with
small papers, the down side is that it takes a lot of adhesive.

Roberta Lavadour
Mission Creek Press / Pendleton, Oregon

> Look under concertina, same thing. There's a very good tutorial by Jeanne
> Drewes off the Book Arts Links page at
> <http://www.philobiblon.com/tutorials.htm>.

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