Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artists

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This collection in the popular Masters series, chosen and introduced by one of the world's top curators, offers field-defining work from 43 master book artists. The selections demonstrate conceptual, aesthetic, and technical excellence, as well as incredible beauty. Brief comments from the artists about their work, careers, and philosophies accompany the stunning images of their most innovative and technically accomplished book art achievements.
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Overview

This collection in the popular Masters series, chosen and introduced by one of the world's top curators, offers field-defining work from 43 master book artists. The selections demonstrate conceptual, aesthetic, and technical excellence, as well as incredible beauty. Brief comments from the artists about their work, careers, and philosophies accompany the stunning images of their most innovative and technically accomplished book art achievements.
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This volume, an entry in Lark's "Masters" series, highlights artists working in the book arts. In some cases, such as the striking work of Harry and Sandra Liddell Reese, the traditional book arts—binding, layout, and typography—are in evidence in their expected form, but other pieces represented in the lavish and colorful illustrations also take the concept of what actually constitutes a book to interesting places. For instance, in work such as Margaret Couch Cogswell's wire constructions, the line between book and sculpture is blurred. The book is a visual delight—a phrase that could also describe the guiding philosophy behind the work it showcases. It rewards repeated viewings, can be opened and enjoyed anywhere at random, and has something for everyone, including succinct information on the artists by curator Eileen Wallace, a bookbinder and printer. VERDICT A well-crafted, beautiful, and reasonably priced volume on an overlooked corner of the creative arts that anyone would find enjoyable and amusing.—Mark Woodhouse, Elmira Coll. Lib., NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600594977
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Series: Masters Series
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 597,283
  • Product dimensions: 9.05 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

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    The Best of Book Arts and Creativity !

    I must admit to being somewhat addicted to Lark's "Masters" series. I love the format, you can't top the photography and the inspiration gained for a relatively small cost is priceless. Ever since art journaling has taken a larger part of my time I have been smitten with the idea of making journals and books. No. I haven't tried it yet because I am in the process of trying to figure out what addictions (reading, painting, journaling, fountain pens, painting etc etc) to keep and which, if any, I can let others master allowing me to be an enthusiastic, happy consumer of the fruits of their efforts.

    "Masters: Book Arts" includes some utterly amazing works of art. Things that I would never begin to think about - let alone consider creating. Do you love books? Journals? Calligraphy? Inspired creativity? Then this is a book that will bring you a lot of pleasure. It's truly a feast for the eyes - beautifully curated, spectacular photography and another hit for the "Masters' series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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