Bookbinding out of the box

Book: À la ligne binding - Denis Grégoire


À la ligne binding

The invisible stave

This book presents an innovative bookbinding technique that is both fast and reversible. 

Bookbinder and designer Denis Grégoire's research into sewing with nylon thread on a flexible cover led him to develop a new technique for creating an attractive binding that combines versatility and creative freedom. 

This detailed instruction manual for bookbinders includes the specific use of design and DTP software and cutting machines. 

Denis Grégoire is the winner of the second grant in 2015 awarded by the Atelier du Livre de Mariemont.

  • Author: Denis Grégoire
  • Publisher: Esperluète and Atelier du Livre de Mariemont
  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Language: English and French
  • 26,8cm x 23cm x 0,8cm
  • ISBN: 978-2359840636


About Denis Grégoire

Denis Grégoire was born in Huy in Belgium in 1965. He started his bookbinding and gold tooling studies at La Cambre in Brussels in 1984. In 1989 he sets up his own bookbinding studio in the village of Moha. He became a teacher at the École des Arts et Métiers in Liège and also runs a workshop at the Bibliothèque Universitaire Morétus Plantin in Namur. His professional experience as a studio director and teacher has enabled him to explore all aspects of the profession, from the finest book craft through to industrial binding techniques. Meeting people who approach the profession from different angles has been very important, prompting him to analyse every single operation in order to focus exclusively on what is essential: the aim and the outcome of every process, every action. 

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