Synopses & Reviews
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 booksSimple and extended accordionsPerfect bindingsSide-sewn booksSingle- and multiple-signature booksBoxesUnbound collectionsAdd 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.
In this in-depth look at the book as art, you will be guided through not only a wide variety of binding techniques and structure styles, but you will also learn a variety of mixed-media applications to create various works of art. See the form and function of making a book in a new light - viewed as a piece of art. Step-by-step photos and complete instruction will guide you through each binding technique.