Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists' Books
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 techniques—such as how to age paper, transfer images and make your own monoprints—you'll be given step-by-step instruction for numerous book structures including: Single-fold and bi-fold books Simple and extended accordions Perfect bindings Side-sewn books Single- and multiple-signature books Boxes Unbound 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.
What people are saying - Write a review
The title is misleading. The author mentions some of the details of book construction in discussing her process but they are of limited use to anyone who
may be an experienced artist but as yet has no experience of bookbinding or digital
collage techniques. The convoluted writing further increased this reviewer's frustration. The author has considerable experience in her field but is unable to convey clear instruction to her reader.
The sepia toned pages and photographs are often difficult to see clearly.
Not recommended for the beginning bookbinder seeking guidance.