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restauration d'un livre ancien

Louise Bescond — Le Siège de Jérusalem, Max Jacob et Pablo Picasso, Kahnweiler, 1914.

This book has some really lovely paste edge decoration. This is my favorite type of edge decoration. A colored pigment was added to paste and water, then brushed onto the book’s edge. Before it dried,...

DIY: Section Punch Tool. This is a very handy tool for bookbinding. It makes punching holes in your sections a lot easier. The 45 degree recess was made by a local carpenter using his rotating circular saw. (It took 3 minutes!) The top part was destroyed in the process, so I made that part out of cardboard. Different versions allow for variation.