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"This book was my introduction to the Book Arts. While I had worked in a bookstore for several years, and knew the satisfaction of a well designed and crafted book, it wasn't until reading this that I started to think of the book as experience. Smith writes about the book as performance and the book as completed by an active reader. Never before had I put so much thought into simply turning pages. Smith fills these with examples of artist's books. They're enjoyable to look at, even if you have no intention of making them yourself. They will certainly make you look at books and reading, in a whole new way."
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Publisher Comments:

Structure of the Visual Book continues as the text book on artists' books. The 112 page first edition was rewritten and expanded to 240 pages. This instructive guide to the concepts of visual books presents strategies for organizing pictures in the book format.

This is an approach that conceives the book as a visual object not imposed decoration, but through understanding and applying structure. Group, series and sequence are elaborately discussed and diagrammed.

Composing the book, as well as the pictures it contains, creates pacing in turning pages. Just as poetry and cinema are conceived in time, so is a book.

A wide range of contemporary bookworks is presented with 129 drawings, and 198 photographic illustrations of contemporary books by 55 artists. This is a book on concepts, not how to bind.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780963768216
Author:
Smith, Keith
Publisher:
Keith A. Smith Books
Location:
Rochester, NY :
Subject:
Book design
Subject:
Artists' books
Subject:
Illustrated books
Edition Number:
3rd ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 233-237.
Series Volume:
no. 5373-88-01
Publication Date:
1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
238 p.

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Product details 238 p. pages Keith A. Smith Books,1994. - English 9780963768216 Reviews:
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"This book was my introduction to the Book Arts. While I had worked in a bookstore for several years, and knew the satisfaction of a well designed and crafted book, it wasn't until reading this that I started to think of the book as experience. Smith writes about the book as performance and the book as completed by an active reader. Never before had I put so much thought into simply turning pages. Smith fills these with examples of artist's books. They're enjoyable to look at, even if you have no intention of making them yourself. They will certainly make you look at books and reading, in a whole new way."

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