Dec 7, 2009

Miniature books are grandeur!

If you love things in miniature you would love this week's from my library to yours' book:

This books contains such beautiful ideas on making miniature books, but not into your usual open and flip pages. EAch piece has a unique way of opening and each piece is an unique piece of art. I love how the authors/ book designers incorporate illustrations in their work. They also show you how to recycle materials to make your books, per example an old camera, matchbooks, old maps and even toys. The first section of the book introduces you to techniques, phrases and the tools you need for bookbinding or book arts. The instructions are easy to follow Thanks to the good writing, illustrations and photographs.
Here's a peek:

You can also peek through google books,just click HERE.
Now because I think is worth it, I want you to read about the artist info, taken from this same book.
"Peter and Donna Thomas are book artists, paper makers, and letterpress printers who also illustrate(WOhoo Yeah! represent!) illuminate and bind their own unique books. Their research into the history of paper making and their exploration of alternative book structures are internationally recognized. They are founding members of the Miniature Book Society and throughout their careers have been active in the leadership of both national and international book arts and paper making organizations..." (Breathes in) wait there's more "...Since 1977, their books have been shown in individual and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad under their previous  imprint. The Good Book Press, and their current imprint, Peter and Donna Thomas. Their books are found in collections around the world, including the Getty Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library. They have lectured and taught workshops internationally and have published books and articles on paper making and other aspects of the book arts. They live and work in Santa Cruz, California" Wow
If you still not convinced go check out their website by clicking HERE.
If you are still not convinced then, I'm sorry but you are a dummy.
If you are offended by me calling you a dummy (but seriously no one gets offended by that word, but there's always that one person, right?), its nothing personal.


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