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Resources & Links: Book Arts
The Most Comprehensive
Book Arts Web Site
Peter Verheyen's Book Arts Web
is the most comprehensive site imaginable for book artists. This site includes a Catalogue of Available Artist's Books, Book Arts Gallery, Book Arts Links, and information about the Book Arts Listserv, which he moderates.
Individual Book Artists
Master Book Artists
- The Guild of Book Workers was founded in 1906 to "establish and maintain a feeling of kinship and mutual interest among workers in the several hand book crafts."
- The Miniature Book Society "created to sustain an interest in all phases of miniature books."
- The Center for the Book Arts offers classes and exhibit opportunities in New York City.
- San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California
- Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Chicago Center for Book & Paper, Chicago, Illinois
- Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa
- Idaho Center for the Book, Boise, Idaho
- Mills College Center for the Book, Oakland, California
- Nebraska Book Arts Center, Omaha, Nebraska
There are classes available at the centers for the book arts listed under "Organizations". Additionally, classes are available in these venues:
- Garage Annex School for Book Arts, run by Daniel Kelm and Greta Sybley in Easthampton, Massachusetts, offers a wide range of workshops by excellent instructors year-round.
- BookWorks in Asheville, North Carolina, offers classes and workshop throughout the year in bookbinding, printmaking and decorativve paper.
- Pyramid Atlantic contemporary art center offers book arts classes throughout the year.
- Camp Cheerio often hosts Monique Lallier and other book arts instructors in the spring and fall each year.
- Wells Book Arts Summer Institute, at Wells College in Aurora, New York, offers two week-long sessions in each summer, with a choice of printmaking and book arts classes.
Manuscript Books Online
- Historical manuscript books
- Oriental manuscripts
- Miscellaneous collections
- Contemporary journals
- Contemporary book arts exhibits
Tunnel Books, in particular
- Roberta Lavadour's Harvest Moon, a luminous view of the moon with layers of twig branches covering the main image.
- A collaborative tunnel book made in Julie Chen's class at Pyramid Atlantic. I like it that the square confines of the outer shape are breached.
- Tara Bryan's work.
- Ed Hutchin's book Grandma's Closet is a great use of the tunnel structure. And here he has written a tutorial on how to make a tunnel book.
- Peter and Donna Thomas's awesome Ukelele Tunnel Book, part of a series of uekele books. The back of a ukelele was sawed off to allow for the tunnel structure. The entire series is here. Although I found this book first, I list it last, so that the rest of the list wouldn't be disappointment!