Our Summer 2005 issue featured Book Arts, Collage, and Assemblage, and our April/May 2008 issue has the theme of Paper. We’ve compiled a list of resources that have been useful for Fiberarts staff and some of the artists we worked with on these issues.
Books About Book Arts, Collage, and Assemblage
Magazines and Videos About Book Arts, Collage, and Assemblage
Book Arts on the Web
Collage on the Web
Book Arts Centers and Classes
palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/index.shtml Website of the Guild of Book Workers, the “national organization for all the book arts” founded in 1906. It sponsors regional chapters, an annual conference, a newsletter and journal, and exhibitions. Site includes information on educational opportunities and a lending library.
www.cbbag.ca Website of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, founded in 1983. Site includes information about educational opportunities, recommended books, book artists, and many other topics.
colophon.com A website devoted to “the community of collectors, dealers, creators, and lovers of the fine publishing arts.” Site includes online exhibitions, work by historical and contemporary book artists, and a list of dealers.
www.philobiblon.com A websiteand listserv created by Peter D Verheyen of Syracuse University. Includes links and information. See www.philobiblon.com/whatisabook.htm and www.philobiblon.com/DevArtistsBook.htm for discussions of the definition of “artist’s book.”
www.bookarts.com This website includes a directory of book artists, a newsletter that acts as “the town square of the book arts community,” and an online exhibition gallery.
booklab.bookways.com A site devoted to “visions and innovations to the traditional book” maintained by bookbinder Craig Jensen. Includes information on some bookbinding techniques and links to varied resources.
artistbooks.com/lp.shtml This article, on the website of book artist/teacher Ed Hutchins, encourages public libraries to establish simple bookmaking programs as a means of preserving stories from the community. It includes an annotated list of books about bookmaking.
www.onmarkproductions.com/html/pilgrimages-pilgrims-japan.html#stamps Information about “pilgrim books,” which are mentioned in Gail Rieke’s article in Fiberarts’s Summer 2005 issue about her suitcase travel journals (assemblages that commemorate her trips to Japan). Accordion-fold pilgrim books are purchased in Japan and carried to shrines and temples, where artist/monks will hand-stamp or write in calligraphy on the pages.
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