|Exhibit catalogs in my library. An intervention might be called for...|
This all makes for a very hefty tome, just begging for a springback binding. I wanted to show the underlying structure and love veiney calf parchment. This is what I came up with:
German-style springback; sewn on three tapes with endsheets of Roma paper; graphite top edge; red leather wrapped endband; covered with two veined calf vellum panels at top and bottom with center panel painted with textured acrylic; spine and sewing exposed in center panel and painted with textured acrylics; title stamped in gold. 28 x 25.5 x 6.5 cm. Bound 2004.
|Parchment panels that wrapped around at head and tail.|
|Detail of spine with the book closed.|
|Detail of spine with the book opened.|
|Looking down the "hollow" of the spine.|
|Just make sure the spring isn't too "strong." 😉|