Altered Book Workshop

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Altered Book Workshop

  1. 1. Altered B O O K S
  2. 2. What Is An Altered Book? An altered book is a book that has simply been altered in some way.  According to the International Society of Altered Book Artists , an altered book is any book, old or new that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art. They can be ... rebound, painted, cut, burned, folded, added to, collaged in, gold-leafed, rubber stamped, drilled or otherwise adorned.  Altered books may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture.” Source: International Society of Altered Book Artists
  3. 3. Nicholas Jones
  4. 4. Brian Dettmer
  5. 6. “ book autopsies”
  6. 11. Georgia Russell??
  7. 14. Kylie Stillman
  8. 15. Lauren Denitzio
  9. 19. Austin Kleon Newspaper Blackout
  10. 22. “ Overheard On The Titanic”
  11. 23. “ The Travelogue”
  12. 24. Yvette Hawkins “book bursts”
  13. 28. Jennifer Khoshbin
  14. 32. Juliana Coles
  15. 37. Will Ashford
  16. 38. Will Ashford
  17. 40. Teesha Moore
  18. 46. Jeannie Minnix
  19. 47. Jeannie Minnix
  20. 55. Maine College of Art
  21. 57. Maya Lin Atlas Landscape, 2006
  22. 59. Political statement or maybe just making an odd point, American artist Maya Lin who was invited by the Spoleto Festival officials to make the poster, used the image of a coffee table sized Hammond World atlas to point out the connections between Rhode Island and South Carolina. The connection includes and border outlines of two unnamed African countries..Best know for her acclaimed Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Lin is often credited with art that embraces the landscape..While many of speculated on the meaning of the illustration titled "From Rhode Island to South Carolina", Cedar Posts immediately noticed the connection. Both Rhode Island and South Carolina were major players in the 1700-1800 slave trade. Both Rhode Island and South Carolina who face each other in the atlas received slaves from the western coast of Africa where Liberia and Sierra Leone where part of the slave exporting empire.The cut out shapes of 1700's Sierra Leone and Liberia make the statement complete. The cut out area of South Carolina also exposes the index, where the removed portion of Rhode Island exposes the world map in the opening pages of the atlas.Few remember that Rhode Island was the only northern colony to use slaves both for labor and trade. At one time Rhode Island's ratio of slaves to whites was 8-1. But it is South Carolina that comes to mind when the word slave is spoken.
  23. 60. Maya Lin’s Altered Atlases 29:34 & 35:15 From Art 21: Season 2
  24. 62. jen stark
  25. 64. Li Kim Goh
  26. 65. Christina - former LHS student
  27. 66. Christina - former LHS student
  28. 67. Su Blackwell
  29. 68. Margaret Couch Cogswell
  30. 69. Jody Alexander
  31. 70. Jill Sylvia (balance sheet books)
  32. 71. Mike Stilkey
  33. 72. Alex Queral
  34. 73. www.1000journals.com
  35. 74. Ideas for Your Altered Book… <ul><li>Drawings from life/ direct observation… </li></ul><ul><li>Circle words on the page that you like </li></ul><ul><li>Cover everything on the page but certain words </li></ul><ul><li>Paint or draw from photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Draw from memories or dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Glue in black and white photo copies of photos you have. Paint or draw over them. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out parts of the pages </li></ul><ul><li>Glue or sew some pages together. </li></ul><ul><li>Glue in maps, receipts, hall passes, old tests or quizzes or homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a caricature </li></ul><ul><li>Make a drawing with ball point pen, then use watercolor crayons over it </li></ul><ul><li>Make designs and patterns. </li></ul><ul><li>Punch out holes </li></ul><ul><li>Glue in an envelope...put drawings or photos inside of the envelope. </li></ul><ul><li>Glue in a piece of paper folded into an accordion…draw on the accordion. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw on tracing paper and glue it into the book so you can see the text through it. </li></ul><ul><li>Completely cover the whole book page so you can’t see any words. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out words from one page and then glue them onto another page. </li></ul><ul><li>Glue in old stamps or a coin from a foreign country. </li></ul><ul><li>Layer lots of art materials </li></ul><ul><li>Use stencils </li></ul><ul><li>Make a design with masking tape </li></ul><ul><li>Get something random from the recycling bin and use it to design a page. </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrate a word or phrase from a page of your book. </li></ul><ul><li>Weave strips of paper or photos into the page(s) of your book. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a page of your book a tribute to a famous artist. </li></ul><ul><li>Doodle! </li></ul><ul><li>Write the lyrics to your favorite song. </li></ul><ul><li>Glue in a dollar bill and change it with art. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a page based on your family heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Make a pattern with plain label stickers. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a newspaper article or current event for inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Write your message to the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Glue in your fortune from a fortune cookie then add art to the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a self portrait </li></ul><ul><li>Draw all of your best friends or family members. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a page based on words in a foreign language. </li></ul><ul><li>Use poetry as inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Write your daily schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw the corner of your closet/ bedroom/ classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw your art supplies. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a famous quote. </li></ul><ul><li>Make an image of nature…. </li></ul><ul><li>Your favorite food.. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw what you hate. </li></ul><ul><li>Use something you are learning about in another class right now. </li></ul><ul><li>What else can you think of??? The possibilities are endless…. </li></ul>

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