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New Directions in Altered Books

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New Directions in Altered Books

144 pages, Hardcover

First published August 1, 2006

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Gabe Cyr

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366 reviews365 followers
March 19, 2020
I love this book -- ok, I'm a little biased because some of my art is in it -- still, it's a great book!
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Author 10 books73 followers
November 29, 2011
As a lover of collage art, I've become fascinated with the idea of painting, editing, tearing up, and in general altering books. It's taken me a while to get used to the idea, as I have treated books as sacred. I still feel that they are sacred, but have come to see that that sancitity has can take a different shape.

New Directions in Altered Books was really inspiring, so much so that I bought some cheep used books from the library book sale for the purpose of making art. There are some fabulous examples shown, along with some sample projects and ideas for collaborative projects. It's a really great book for anyone interested in launching into this kind of art form.
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41 reviews1 follower
April 3, 2008
This is an excellent resource, which I will probably buy sometime after I return this copy to the library.
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21 reviews
July 23, 2015
My favorite and the most useful (for my purposes) of the books on this subject that I've read. Isn't too focused on precious moments scrapbooking. I'd like to buy this one to keep on my craft shelf.
5 reviews2 followers
October 30, 2017
I've always admired altered books and any art using found objects and found this book inspirational. I have a new project in my head and this was what I need to give it form.
9 reviews
April 30, 2016
A good place to start making altered books. Interviews with artists in multiple different fields and a section explaining how to make "functional" altered books really help to enhance the exploration of the book form.
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