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Smith, Keith A. 1938-

Overview
Works: 117 works in 391 publications in 3 languages and 3,623 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Artists' books  Abstracts  Poetry  History  Portraits  Pictorial works  Digital art 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: Z116.A3, 686.3
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Structure of the visual book by Keith A Smith( Book )

53 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewing books as visual art objects
Non-adhesive binding by Keith A Smith( Book )

in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume I is not only about how to bind a book, the first part of this text is about developing an approach to binding. Sewing a blank book or rebinding an existing one differs from creating a book of text and/or pictures. Volume 2 is a thorough text for sewing one, two, or three sections onto continuous support paper or vellum covers. The sewing path of each book creates a decorative sewing on the spine. Volume 3 is in has two parts. Part 1 is devoted to diagramming various true and false kettle and link stitches. Since the sewings in Part 2 require a sewing frame, three are diagrammed, in case you do not wish to invest in the expense of buying a sewing frame. Volume 4 has sewings which 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. Volume 5 covers bindings of hard cover quarter leather. Unnecessary steps mentioned in earlier books, have been eliminated or simplified to: 1) No equipment is used ; 2) Tools are limited to needle and thread, scissors, bone folder, X-Acto knife and metal straightedge; 3) Leather on the spine is limited to quarter leather to eliminate the messy process of trying to fold leather around the corners of the boards at the foredge; and 4) All use of glue and paste is eliminated. This saves time, eliminating weights and waits. The boards are finished before the book block is sewn to it. Some of the bindings described contain a book block of a single section or signature. A 2-section book block can have from 4 to 48 pages. All the sewings can be quarter cloth if you prefer not to use leathers
Text in the book format : book no. 120 by Keith A Smith( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sewn and pasted cloth or leather bookbinding for book artists requiring no special tools or equipment by Keith A Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-adhesive binding : book number 128 by Keith A Smith( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Demonstrates basic as well as elaborate bindings constructed without adhesives and requiring no presses or other heavy equipment. A needle, a pair of scissors and a few other minor tools are all that is needed"--Back cover
Quick leather bindings : book number 211 by Keith A Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a book of new bindings which I have devised with hard cover, quarter cloth or leather and with no paste or glue--even for attaching leather. For the book artist traditional leather binding is an enormous technical undertaking. The idea ... was to substitute all the equipment and tools to avoid the expense of setting up a bindery and to eliminate the need to pare leather ... presents a major simplification of the entire process of creating a leather binding"--Page 13
Exposed spine sewings : book number 170 by Keith A Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volume III in the series 'Non-Adhesive Binding'. It is a continuation of the sewings described in '1- 2- & 3-Section Sewings, Book 169', which is Volume II of my series. These two volumes, published simultaneously in 1995, are an outgrowth of my first book on binding, Book 128, 'Non-Adhesive Binding, Books Without Paste or Glue'. Book 128 will now be referred to as Volume I ... Volumes II and III do not address either terminology nor list sources, but only describe more sewings. If you previously have not bound books, it is recommended that you begin with Volume I, or perhaps Volume II"--Page 11
Smith's sewing single sheets : book number 202 by Keith A Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's methods for sewn (not stabbed) singled-sheet bindings, presented as a handbook with detailed sketches and instructions
1-2- & 3-section sewings : decorative sewing patterns, book number 169 by Keith A Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[W]ritten as I devised each of the sewings, inspired largely by a workshop titled 'Sewing variations' offered by Betsey Palmer Eldridge. Utilizing a plethora of stitches which she presents to students, I started devising exposed spine sewings which could employ one or more of these stitches. Each prototype sewing was followed immediately with computer text and drawings. The project started right off with sewings, without an introduction of equipment and procedures. The novice could begin with Volume I. However, since this second book begins with 1-section sewings and proceeds to 2, it is fairly easy to follow without prior sewing experience"--Page 12
Bobby : book nr. 100 by Keith A Smith( )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-adhesive binding by Keith A Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books without paste or glue by Keith A Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume I is not only about how to bind a book, the first part of this text is about developing an approach to binding. Sewing a blank book or rebinding an existing one differs from creating a book of text and/or pictures. Here, binding should not be an afterthought but an integral part of the statement. Volume I is an introduction to hand binding: Paper, grain, folding, cutting, tearing, marking and piercing sewing stations are explained. Folding down sections for a varying number of pages is diagrammed, as well as imposition of page numbers. Thread, knots and stitches, and simple tools are covered. PART 2 of the book gives detailed written instructions for 33 simple to complex bindings, (2), (3), (4), (5). The procedures are also presented as 350 drawings, elaborately diagrammed step by step. In addition, this is followed by a condensed outline of the procedures. All sewings require only needle thread and scissors. PART 3 describes covers, tape supports, interlocking tabs, turns-in and spine-pleats. PART 4 contains the references, including a Glossary of Terms, Notes, Index of Terms and Reference of Photographic Illustrations. Volume I has 137 photographic reproductions of bindings by 37 contemporary bookbinders. - from Keith Smith web site
April 19, Lexington nocturne : a poem by Jonathan Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-adhesive binding by Keith A Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon my reality of photography by Keith A Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-adhesive binding by Keith A Smith( Book )

in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1-2- & 3-section sewings : decorative sewing patterns by Keith A Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Construct : book number one hundred six by Keith A Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladies first by Keith A Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of sight : book nr. 107 by Keith A Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Non-adhesive binding Smith's sewing single sheets : book number 202 Non-adhesive binding
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Non-adhesive bindingText in the book format : book no. 120Sewn and pasted cloth or leather bookbinding for book artists requiring no special tools or equipmentSmith's sewing single sheets : book number 202Non-adhesive binding
Alternative Names
Smith, K. A.

Smith, Keith 1938-

Smith Keith 1938-.... relieur

Smith, Keith (Keith A.), 1938-

스미스, 키스 A. 1938-

Languages
English (277)

German (3)

Korean (3)