Traditional East Asian Bookbinding

I found this great text (completely free online) that mainly focuses on traditional Korean practices for bookbinding, but tied to its history is the bookbinding methods of many other East Asian cultures (Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese). The book has rather extensive content and pictures on binding methods, paper used, as well as patterns for book covers. A great reference for anyone wanting to give their photo book an Eastern cultural flare to it.

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Cover-Styles

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One thought on “Traditional East Asian Bookbinding”

  1. How lovely! A few of my students were discussing a scroll configuration for there book(s).
    This is a wonderful example for reference as well as inspiration.

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