Lang Ingalls

Crested Butte, Colorado 
Lang Ingalls graduated in 2007 from the American Academy of Bookbinding where she studied under Tini Muira and Monique Lallier. Since then she has studied with others including Don Glaister, Edwin Heim, and Ana Ruiz-Larrea to further hone her skills. Presently working from her atelier in Crested Butte, Lang exhibits her work regularly in the United States and abroad.

Example Binding: 
Don Etherington. 
Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-Year Odyssey of Art and Craft
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2010.

Bound in parchment over boards using the “floating boards” method. Parchment backed with Japanese hanako paper which is also used for the flyleaves and headbands. Sewing tapes in parchment, visible through groove. Hand tooled cover design and title on spine in pale gold. The tooling on the cover envelops the natural markings of parchment. The use of modern papers throughout brings a nice mix with the more historical method of parchment covering. Bound in 2014 and housed in a custom clamshell box.

Design Description:
I like the idea of a historical structure, a stiff-board parchment binding, touched with a bit of modernity by utilizing modern papers in the interior. Binding in red parchment over boards, using the “floating boards” method. Flyleaves and parchment-core headbands in custom, commissioned paper by Claude Braun. Sewing tapes in parchment, but to remain hidden in joint. Cover design and title hand tooled by binder in soft gold.  The design on the cover takes inspiration from the “tie-up” featured in figure 57 of The Restoration of Leather Bindings -- note that the design is tooled from the cover through to the flyleaves.  To be housed in a custom clamshell box.


Lang Ingalls example binding


Lang Ingalls design proposal

Lang Ingalls