Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists' Books

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North Light Books, Jun 9, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Discover what happens when you add artmaking and bookbinding together.

With "Book + Art," explore the basics of surfaces, images and words in order to create provocative works of art with layers of meaning. Whether you're altering a pre-made book or creating your own, here you'll find both the instruction and the inspiration to get it done. In addition to learning mixed-media techniquessuch as how to age paper, transfer images and make your own monoprintsyou'll be given step-by-step instruction for numerous book structures including: Single-fold and bi-fold booksSimple and extended accordionsPerfect bindingsSide-sewn booksSingle- and multiple-signature booksBoxesUnbound collections

Add the art of the book and the book as art to your own artmaking repertoire today and start making your own meaningful artists' books.

Foreword by Judith A. Hoffberg, Editor and Publisher of "Umbrella.""

 

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Contents

A Format for Artistic Expression
6
Tools and Materials
8
Surfaces Images and Words
15
Blank Books and Altered Books
43
SingleFold BiFold and Books Folded From One Sheet
55
Accordion Books and Scrolls
67
Perfect Bindings Drumleaf Bindings and Board Books
79
SideSewn SingleSignature and MultipleSignature Books
91
Covers Boxes and Unbound Collections
117
Glossary
138
Resources
140
Index
142
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Dorothy Simpson Krause is a book artist, painter, collage-maker and printmaker who has combined traditional media with digital applications since the late 1960's. She is a Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts College of Art, where she founded the Computer Arts Center. Dorothy is co-author of Digital Art Studio: Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with Traditional Art Materials.

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