1,000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art

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Quarry Books, Jun 1, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 320 pages
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The book is a timeless art form, one that is as alive today as ever before, and artists continue to explore and explode the boundaries of what a book is and can be. In this beautiful collection, you will experience close-up various aspects of hand-crafted books: covers, bindings, scrolls, folded and origami structures and books made from found objects. You will find richly illustrated and calligraphed pages as well as books created from a variety of printed processes. Ingenuity and creativity abounds in this carefully curated collection of both historically important and modern works.

 

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User Review  - phoenixcomet - LibraryThing

Beautiful picture volume of different artists' books, featuring 4 different types of artists' books: codex, accordion, single-sheet and sculptural. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
Books with pages joined to make a spine
9
Books with multiplefold pages
109
Books with singlesheet pages
189
Books made from objects and objects made into books
209
IMAGE DIRECTORY
300
DIRECTORY OF ARTISTS
313
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
320
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About the author (2012)

Sandra Salamony is a professional book designer. She has authored, coauthored, and curated several books on artisan topics. She lives in Traverse City, Michigan. Visit her online at http://www.sandrasalamony.com.

Peter and Donna Thomas are book artists and coauthors of More Making Books by Hand. They live in Santa Cruz, California.

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