Hey Folks -
Thought this post on the bookbinding Yahoo group might also be of
interest to many in our group.
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 17:25:17 EST
Subject: "Book Smarts" Time Magazine (CrossPost)
Hi - the long awaited article on book arts has finally appeared! Tho
cut down to only 2 pages (and all zine mention edited out) there are
still a few great quotes and photos - this issue of Time Magazine has
appeared on the newsstands today.
"The latest trend is 'altered books,' volumes that have been gutted,
painted and redesigned as art pieces."
"Part of the fun for hobbyists who are discovering their inner
bookmaker is the hunt for materials, which leads them to flea
markets, old attics, and of course, the Internet."
"Increasingly, artists from other media are gravitating to book
arts. Their works, which are showing up in gallery exhibits and
craft shows, are commanding hundreds of dollars."
There are a few interesting photos in the article - one true
accordion book, uses an actual vintage accordion and the artist
attached vintage photos to some of the folds. Plus, books in
miniature are created in the form of a billfold, keychain, fan and
other purse accessories!
How exciting to see these book arts in a National magazine. This
ought to stir up even more interest and sharing in the creative field
of book arts!
-:¦:- Y -:¦:- Sherylynne
The Gleaner - an altered artist's zine