The Complete Modern Blacksmith
21 August 2013, 13:15
1997 | EPUB | 39.01MB
A truly unusual and unique resource, this extremely hands-on book brings together three popular but long-out-of-print classics (THE MODERN BLACKSMITH; THE RECYCLING, USE, AND REPAIR OF TOOLS; and THE MAKING OF TOOLS) essential for anyone interested in the making, repair, maintenance, or arcana of tools. An essential volume in any serious craftperson's library, this book covers setting up a smithy (anvil, forge, hammer, tongs, and all), and manufacturing everything from stone-carving chisels to decorative wall hooks.
Airigami: Realistic Origami Aircraft
09 August 2013, 05:59
2010 | EPUB | 6.42MB
A professional pilot and origami expert shows how to fold realistic replicas of 19 different planes — 10 of them airworthy, 9 for display. Models include the Concorde, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-117 Nighthawk, and XB-70 Valkyrie.
Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists' Books
07 August 2013, 10:58
2009 | EPUB | 12.2MB
Discover what happens when you add artmaking and bookbinding together. With Book + Art, explore the basics of surfaces, images and words in order to create provocative works of art with layers of meaning. Whether you're altering a pre-made book or creating your own, here you'll find both the instruction and the inspiration to get it done. In addition to learning mixed-media techniques - such as how to age paper, transfer images and make your own monoprints - you'll be given step-by-step instruction for numerous book structures including:
- Single-fold and bi-fold books
- Simple and extended accordions
- Perfect bindings
- Side-sewn books
- Single- and multiple-signature books
- Unbound collections
Add the art of the book and the book as art to your own artmaking repertoire today and start making your own meaningful artists' books.