by Sharon, May 30, 2005 3:25 PM
"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."