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Altered Books, Collaborative Journals, and Other Adventures in Bookmaking

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Today, more than ever, you can't judge a book by its cover. Why? Because two trends in bookmaking are pushing the boundaries of what it means to write, read and experience a book. This guide explores the creative processes behind "altered books" - when artists make their own distinctive mark on an already published work - and "collaborative journals" - in which many artist ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Quarry Books
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Kathleen Dixon
Mar 03, 2012 Kathleen Dixon rated it it was ok
Shelves: craft
I really like the idea - using an old book (that you're never ever going to read again, and the odds are that nobody else will either) and altering it by painting over or sculpting into or . . . But I'll get onto my hobbyhorse again - it needs to look attractive! And none of these satisfied my aesthetic sense.

Ah well - I've collected ideas anyway, so that's good.
Kristen
Jun 03, 2008 Kristen rated it it was amazing
So much in this book. My first book on altered journals, I actually found this is a bookstore in China, of all places. Lots in here. Time to pull it down and rediscover it.
Nathan Bernacet
May 23, 2008 Nathan Bernacet rated it really liked it
In my curriculum I teach a lesson on origami book forms. The children are required to create their own book from origami folds.
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Like most beautiful people: easy on the eyes, but not much depth.
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Nov 22, 2008 Teresa rated it really liked it
Might want to refer back to that for ideas
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Mar 21, 2009 Linda rated it it was amazing
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beautiful and inspiring book
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I love this book!!!!
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