Synopses & Reviews
Every year Penland, the innovative school where crafters from around the world come to hone their skills, offers a master class in the art of bookmaking thatand#8217;s simply without equal. Fortunately, itand#8217;s available to everyone, thanks to this technical and inspirational guide that showcases ten contemporary book artists who have taught at the institution. Four hundred illuminating photographs highlight the crafters as each one demonstrates all the details of his or her particular expertise. Marvel at the beauty of Dolph Smithand#8217;s sculptural books, the exquisite structure of Jim Croftand#8217;s carved wood covers and metal closures, the intricacies of Barbara Maurielloand#8217;s handmade boxes and slipcases, and the secrets of Carol Bartonand#8217;s playful pop-ups. Reflective essays by all the artists add to the creative excitement visible on every page and in every spectacular project.