By Dorothy Simpson Krause

ISBN-10: 1600611540

ISBN-13: 9781600611544

Discover what occurs should you upload artmaking and bookbinding together.

With Book + Art, discover the fundamentals of surfaces, photographs and phrases with the intention to create provocative artworks with layers of that means. no matter if you are changing a pre-made e-book or growing your individual, the following you will discover either the guideline and the muse to get it performed. as well as studying mixed-media techniques—such as tips on how to age paper, move photographs and make your personal monoprints—you'll receive step by step guide for varied ebook buildings including:

  • Single-fold and bi-fold books
  • Simple and prolonged accordions
  • Perfect bindings
  • Side-sewn books
  • Single- and multiple-signature books
  • Boxes
  • Unbound collections

Add the paintings of the e-book and the booklet as artwork for your personal artmaking repertoire this day and begin making your individual significant artists' books.

Foreword via Judith A. Hoffberg, Editor and writer of Umbrella.

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If you want your book to stand, consider the size of your pages and the weight of the materials when making single- and bi-fold structures. Large pages of lightweight materials may be too floppy to remain upright. • If you are going to print images or text on your sheet before folding, make a sample first to ensure that the orientation is correct and your printed pages won’t be upside down. • When printing the front and back of pages, first print a light gray outline on an inexpensive sheet of paper, and then turn it over and print the back side to check for alignment.

The first line defining your placement rectangle should be drawn parallel to the top edge from the V point on the upper right-hand page to the outer diagonal. Your second line will be parallel to the side edge until it reaches the next guideline. With these two lines, you can complete the placement of the golden section. 2 2. Select your text and, if you wish, an image. The image I’ve chosen, In His Own Acre, uses a scan from a handwritten draft of the poem “Autumn at Macomber House” by Ray Amorosi, a photograph of my grandfather and a photograph of marsh grasses.

The original was scanned and printed, back and front, on heavy fine-art paper. Altar, 2001, 3 pages, 71⁄2" 41⁄2" (19cm 11cm) mixed-media on wood Altar began with an inexpensive Italian hinged wooden triptych. Collage elements were added, then the entire piece was darkened and aged by rubbing with burnt umber oil paint and wax. indd Sec1:58 2/5/09 6:09:15 PM lamentations, 2002, 3 pages, 63⁄4" 6" (17cm 15cm) closed, 63⁄4" 12" (17cm 30cm) open, edition of 20 The cover of lamentations is a photograph of a 4’ (1m) tall copper diptych, In the Name of the Mother.

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