Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Learning Outside the Classroom: Making Books

This semester I'm taking a Photo and Book Arts class. Yesterday's class was held at the Center for Book Arts in New York. If you've never been there, and have any interest in books whatsoever, it's a small but wonderful space.

We learned how to make a traditional hardcover book (which we'll fill with photos and/or text of our own later) and got to look around at their current exhibits and stock of handmade writers chapbooks.

I took a few photos of the current exhibits. The concept of "book" is expanded quite a bit, especially in some of these more sculptural pieces like one above.

Our class is planning to go back near the end of the semester; really looking forward to it.


  1. do you know the name of the artist who made the first set of books?