Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Book Arts


Art Book by N.E. Skinner

This year, the Kenyon Writers Workshop included a class on Literary Hybrid/Book Arts. While it was hard to listen to the presentations of the book arts participants during the readings (mainly because the visual and tactile components are lost on a large audience), the idea of spending a week in an art studio creating beautiful books had me drooling with envy.

 


Thankfully, the last evening featured a studio visit where we mere writers could inspect the creations of the artful people.


Handwritten accordion book by Emily Rials

Amazing - a book all handwritten with musings on the Aenid (which, by the way, was always my favorite Greek saga - with Aeneas way more heroic than Ulysses, but that's just me...). I did ask Emily whether she had typed the text before copying it down by hand, and she had. Still, a lot of work!



Tools of the trade
 
 

 
Accordion book by Kim Henderson on "Girls"
 

 
 
 
 
A Flag Book by David Kahn using the class prompt "I remember"
 


4 comments:

  1. Now that's taking artistic design to a completely different level!

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  2. Ueber so etwas denke ich in letzter Zeit auch nach - fuer meine kleinen "philosophischen" Blogtexte ... sehr interessant. Danke!

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    1. Barbara - also solche Buecher koennten doch der naechste Schritt sein nach Deinen schoenen Grusskarten...

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