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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600611544
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy Simpson Krause is a book artist, painter, collage-maker and printmaker who has combined traditional media with digital applications since the late 1960's. She is a Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts College of Art, where she founded the Computer Arts Center. Dorothy is co-author of Digital Art Studio: Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with Traditional Art Materials.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

    I love this book and I am so glad I brought it home with me.

    This book is written by an artist who works in multi media and creates books. I was attracted to the book on the shelf because of the colors and artwork chosen for the cover. I thumbed the edges of the pages and the book opened to a pastel on brown paper. I was smitten. The book showed me about binding, colophons, encaustic, aesthetic choices and collographs. The author gives concise instructions on a variety of media and processes. The instructions were well illustrated and simple enough for me to take on a project. Then, with my confidence bolstered a little bit I was able to research a little bit more. I was in love. The text identified a need to learn more about combining text and image-a desire I was unaware of previously. This is my go to book when I want something to take to work and inspire me on my lunch break. I've read it 3 or 4 times now and I still love it. Even in times when I can't read the text the artwork contained therein nourishes me - I just love looking at the pictures. This book truly reporesented the perfect marriage of timing and material.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2009

    Awesome!

    This book has good instruction and so many cool ideas. Can't wait to get started!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    I want it but.............

    Im ten and i dont have that much money help.........

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    Artist

    My parent's say that i'm an artist anyways they say they love my art and i can provent i go to a very nice

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 1, 2009

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