Book: Origata binding - Julie Auzillon
From Japanese wrapping to bookbinding
This book presents an attractive, light and reversible bookbinding technique.
Bookbinder Julie Auzillon's research project focused on the central element of the binding, a wrapper of folded paper that provides the support for sewing the pages and attaching the covers. This core principle echoes the Japanese practice of origata - the art of wrapping objects in folded paper.
Suitable for bookbinders of all levels of expertise, this manual shows how to create the origata binding in step-by-step instructions. It also presents variants on the technique that extend its aesthetic possibilities in a range of different ways.
Julie Auzillon is the winner of the 2018 grant awarded by the Atelier du Livre de Mariemont.
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- Author: Julie Auzillon
- Publisher: Esperluète
- 96 pages
- Language: English and French
- 16,5cm × 23cm × 1cm
- ISBN: 978-2-35984-103-9
About Julie Auzillon
Born in Paris in 1982, Julie Auzillon is one of the new generation of French bookbinders. She graduated from École Estienne in Paris in 2003 and has since developed an original approach to bookbinding that blends technical investigation with creativity. Since 2004 she has opted to move away from traditional leather binding to focus on high-quality paper, and on inventing new techniques.
Julie is inspired by the Japanese culture and traditional paper working techniques (shibori, origata etc.). Her work is infused with that alliance of rigour and harmony so typical of Japanese aesthetics - a world which Julie Auzillon invites all bookbinding enthusiasts to explore.
For more information: www.julieauzillon.com