We will focus on book structures that lend themselves to the presentation of two-dimensional imagery such as photographs, prints, and paintings. We will make a series of book models including the pivoting panel book and flag book, originated by Hedi Kyle, and variations on the accordion book. All book structures introduced may be opened in the traditional way – page-by-page, or extended for a more sculptural view.
After completing our models, we will spend the remainder of the week creating and sequencing imagery and/or text for the content of our books. Simple letterpress techniques will be discussed and utilized. Participants will be encouraged to pursue the medium of their choice in these book forms.
This workshop is ideal for photographers, painters, printmakers, collage artists – anyone who wants to present imagery in the form of an artist book. No experience necessary, and those with prior experience will have the chance to add to their repertoire of creative book forms.