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basics in bookmaking

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Kaycie Peck

on 31 August 2014

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Transcript of basics in bookmaking

basics in
parts of a book
types of books
first bound book found in India.
palm leaf book/manuscript
were the books of choice
Book of the Dead
Jewish Holy book
the Torah
Ancient Greek Scribe's scroll
the codex
the Mayans were the first to create
a folded paper book that most
resembles our idea of a codex book.
the Romans' re-writable
wax tablet is what inspired
today's side bound codex
style book. A stylus was
need to carve into the wax.
parts I want you to know:
(pastedown & free)

Japanese hung scrolls

Why the CODEX over a SCROLL?
there is evidence of Julius Caesar converting scrolls into
notebook-like codices.
It was the Christians in the 2nd century that really popularized the codex, primarily used for the Bible & other religious texts.
1. easy access to flip pages to specific information
2. ability to write front & back of pages
3. protective cover of pages (mainly parchment, not papyrus)
4. spine is a useful area to place the book's title
5. easy of travel & storage
to bind your own book to use as a SKETCHBOOK
why a sketchbook?
Records your progress as an artist. That’s why it’s important to date your daily art sketches. When you later look back over your work, you’ll be surprised at the progress that you made in your technical skills.
Sketching can be a form of art therapy that quiets your left brain while allowing your right brain to express itself. This act can lead to a relaxing, meditative state.
Provides a handy reference of your body of art work. Making quick notes about a particular sketch will help you remember details or the feelings you had while you were drawing - or even why you chose a specific subject to draw. You might want to make notes on colors, shapes, weather conditions or shadows to help you recreate a specific scene later.
Record and develop new ideas for larger works of art.
Experiment with new techniques, mediums or tools. As you try new things, make notes in your sketchbook for future reference. Then, when you have success with various mediums, you will have a record of how you achieved it.
Provides a place for practice and experimentation. Producing a series of versions of a specific subject, such as a cityscape, helps you grow artistically.
Sketching daily will sharpen your observational skills.
Offers a relaxing and informal place in which to work. There is no pressure to be perfect. The sketchbook is your private oasis.
Developing a habit of carrying a sketchbook with you, at all times, helps you to find drawing material in any situation.
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