Bookbinding out of the box

Book: Scharnierband in Pergament - Edgard Claes


Scharnierband in Pergament

This book presents an innovative bookbinding technique developed by Edgard Claes: the parchment binding with piano hinges. First limited edition in German. 

  • Author: Edgard Claes
  • Publisher: Berufliches Schulzentrum Alois Senefelder München
  • Paperback
  • 34 pages
  • Language: German
  • A4 (21cm x 29,7cm x 0,3cm)

About Edgard Claes

Edgar Claes, born in Belgium, is one of the most prominent bookbinders in the world. Educated as a classical hand bookbinder, he soon started looking for contemporary forms and materials. Since 1990 he has been making his bookbindings mainly from polycarbonate, which he processes with a computer-controlled milling machine and colors with airbrush. 

He is also an accomplished painter, sculptor, stained glass maker. He lives and works in the monastery of Sint-Agatha in the Netherlands.

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