Posts Tagged ‘book arts’

Book Origami

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Artist Isaac Salazar’s artistic recycling of books can be found in various places:

Book Autopsies

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Altered books doesn’t begin to describe the work by Atlanta artist Brian Dettmer.

“In this work I begin with an existing book and seal its edges, creating an enclosed vessel full of unearthed potential. I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front. I work with knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed.”

He’s been written up all over the place, including the New Yorker blog and Juxtapoz magazine. Great images all around, including on Webphemera.

Jung’s The Red Book

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

I’m crossing over from one blog to another: I just posted an entry on the NWA Friends of Jung blog about a video on the making of C.G. Jung’s The Red Book and thought it belonged here just as well. The Red Book is, in effect, an illustrated journal that the eminent psychologist C.G. Jung kept for 16 years. Until 2000 the Jung family allowed no access to the book and finally allowed it to be published in 2009. There is considerable hoopla among the Jungian community as a result—I’ll post a few links below.


A great article in the New York Times.

Good Books

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

A blog on bookmaking and book arts by Hannah King, who happens to be the daughter of a close friend who’s also in publishing, though of a more traditional kind. Formerly of Fayetteville, now of Memphis, soon to be of Chicago!