This article is the real reason I updated my bio and beauty shot! Click here to read the full version of this informative article about the structure of a book. Take a class, buy a couple of technical books on binding, and make one all your own.
"I think that because many of the terms used to describe a book’s anatomy are also used to describe our own, identifying with and appreciating their beauty becomes all the more natural. Books are extensions of ourselves and very intimate experiences. Making or dissecting one, from head through spine to tail, makes this relationship (where your fingers touch and turn the pages) all the more rich" ~Anne Elser