New Directions in Altered Books...
|Title||:||New Directions in Altered Books|
|Publisher||:||Lark Books 1st Edition edition August 1, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
|File Size||:||591 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
New Directions in Altered Books Reviews
Sometimes a writer simply clicks. Gabe Cyr is in top form from start to finish. I couldn't turn a page in this book without being inspired. Although the book might be a stretch for some readers who want to try altered books for the first time, it is so filled with ideas, hints, tips and possibilities that even the complete novice would find encouragement to try a new skill.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The instructions are very good, there are many creative ideas and the photography is wonderful. There are some really unique approaoches to wall art using altered books, as well as using CDs, picture frames, etc. What I like best is that this book has some new and refreshing ideas which I haven't seen before and that always gets my creative juices flowing. There is also a great gallery which showcases the work of other artists. For those just beginning, the book starts with how to choose the right book for altering. For the more advanced enthusiast, there is a section that asks, "What if...? and explores new possibilities with other artists. Something for everyone and definitely one of my favorites.
Again I am asked for a review before thoroughly reading the book! From flipping through I discovered an amazing amount of information. From basic history of books; how to prepare your book for altering, design principles, tools & materials,techniques, hangars to hang your altered art on the wall. Some ideas include a scrapbook for photos, personal journal,clock,shrines,altered books for art's sake only, bend me, shape me ideas, forming completely new & different book in shapes with paper, using items besides just paper - cd's, canvas. Making art books, frames,sculptures. Crossover artists: dolls, assemblage;anatomy, CD-ROM storage,artistic expression, the art of working with others: round robins, serial robins, trades, exchanges, collaborations. Also has a section on working with children that I want to try with my grandchildren. A very good book. I would recommend this as a read & study to further your ideas on altered art & artistic enterprises as a whole as it will serve as a springboard for your own ideas for using books, paper & so much more!
Great book full of inspiration. Fast shipping, great price and service...thank you!
Great book but had a page ripped out. But still full of great ideas! Thanks
Fantastic book for this form of Mixed Media Art. I recommend it for those who are just discovering an interest in this, or those who are veterans of the craft.