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Playing with Books

The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book

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Playing with Books by Jason Thompson
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Inspiring and educational: I am an amateur bookbinder, and keen to start experimenting with different bindings and altering existing books.

Description

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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Quarry Books
Pages
152
Dimensions
216x254x15
ISBN-13
9781592536009
Product ID
3947026

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