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Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists' Books

Authors: Krause, Dorothy Simpson
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: CRA000000, CRA025000, CRA046000
ISBN: 9781440315671, Related ISBNs: 1440315671, 9781440315671
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 144,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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 books
   • Simple and extended accordions
   • Perfect bindings
   • Side-sewn books
   • Single- and multiple-signature books
   • Boxes
   • Unbound collections


Add 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.
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