Volume IV Non-Adhesive Binding.
Smith's Sewing Single Sheets.
By Keith Smith.
Keith Smith Books, 2009. 336 pp., Illustrated, 6x9".
Smith's Sewing Single Sheets is his fourth book on non-adhesive binding. These sewings can be used to bind single sheets of paper, board, plexiglass or even metal. The bindings open flat to any page, unlike traditional post-bindings and stab bindings commonly used to bind single sheets.
This attribute makes handsome and functional albums for photographs. Smith devised these sewings to make one-of-a-kind artists books from large inkjet prints.
Several Coptic sewings are described, two raised cord sewings are diagrammed as well as an example of sewing onto tapes. In each, the book block can be single sheets, or a combination of sections and sheets.
Pasting and gluing for covering the separate side-covers are described.
There are 111 drawn diagrams plus 179 photographs of books by contemporary book artists and binders.