Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Examples of different types of book art and medias

"An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning.
An altered book artist takes a book (old, new, recycled or multiple) and cuts, tears, glues, burns, folds, paints, adds to, collages, rebinds, gold-leafs, creates pop-ups, rubber-stamps, drills, bolts, and/or be-ribbons it. The artist may add pockets and niches to hold tags, rocks, ephemera, or other three-dimensional objects. Some change the shape of the book, or use multiple books in the creation of the finished piece of art.
Altered books may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture. Antique or Victorian art is frequently used, probably because it is easier to avoid copyright issues. Altered books are shown and sold in art galleries and on the Internet."

Source and last three images are done by Julia Strand 

 Example of bringing in other medias into story telling.

Video about Book art as an emerging art form and examples.

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, The House of Books has No Windows at The Fruitmarket Gallery 

This was shown at my first experience of a sound exhibition and to the Fruitmarket gallery maybe its inspired me to experiment with books and story telling in the first place.

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