Playing with Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book

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In these pages, Jason Thompson has curated an extensive and artistic range of both achievable upcycled crafts made from books and book pages and an amazing gallery that contains thought-provoking and beautiful works that transform books into art.

The content encompasses a wide range of techniques and step-by-step projects that deconstruct and rebuild books and their parts into unique, upcycled objects. The book combines in equal measure bookbinding, woodworking, paper crafting, ...

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Overview

In these pages, Jason Thompson has curated an extensive and artistic range of both achievable upcycled crafts made from books and book pages and an amazing gallery that contains thought-provoking and beautiful works that transform books into art.

The content encompasses a wide range of techniques and step-by-step projects that deconstruct and rebuild books and their parts into unique, upcycled objects. The book combines in equal measure bookbinding, woodworking, paper crafting, origami, and textile and decorative arts techniques, along with a healthy dose of experimentation and fun.The beautiful high-end presentation and stunning photography make this book a delightful, must-have volume for any book-loving artist or art-loving book collector.

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“Why not pick up this book and sit down and quietly work on a project or perhaps grab a few friends, a bottle of wine, and put on some inspiring music and create something together? Experimenting with arts and crafts projects at home can be great soul food and help break boring routines and even lift one from a rut. That is why I craft at home -- not because I'm an expert at it (some I dare not show anyone because frankly, they look like the work of a toddler!) but because I have fun doing it. This beautiful title is now available at bookstores nationwide or on Amazon.com. Congratulations to Jason and to his team who made this book a reality. Lovely” -Book Review by Holly Becker http://simplystated.realsimple.com/simplystated/2010/04/playing-with-books-art-for-the-home.html

“I daresay that once you see the wonderful ideas in this book, you’ll be itching to get your hands upon old and discarded books to create your own one of a kind art. Go ahead…it is o.k. to “Play with Books” - Tina Wilson, http://stliving.com, April 28, 2010

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592536009
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Playing Series
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 502,558
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jason Thompson is the founder and president of Rag & Bone Bindery, and author of Making Journals By Hand (Rockport Publishing 2001). He is highly regarded as a book designer with integrity who creates unique handbound books and other fine bindings, as well as a popular blogger who writes about bookbinding, book arts, artist books, and paper craft.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Can't recommend

    This book has a few good ideas but not much you won't see in a general paper craft idea book. There are photos of book art in the end but those aren't the ones the book gives directions for. Save your money, read it for an hour free in store or peek the hard copy in the store. What is in here for ideas aren't depicted in simple directions. Wish I could return it. Luckily e version was cheaper than hardback.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    you should get it.

    it is totally cool. you can make a DRESS with paper!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Great book

    I was taking a book binding class, and this book open up new ways to make a book or recreat a book into some thing else. Love the book!

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