Synopses & Reviews
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.