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Re: altered books



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Could I have the URL for the Tom Phillips site?
Thanks.


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From: Katie Harper <knharper@FUSE.NET>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: altered books


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> The term "altered book" usually refers to a regularly published book that
an
> artist has altered in some way. Those ways can include the one you
mention,
> ie, replacing the "guts" with blank pages, but it's usually more
expressive
> than that: marking through some of the type and letting other words show
> through, for example. I once gave an altered book assignment in a college
> book arts class and was amazed at what the students came up with. One
drove
> nails through the cover so the book was almost impossible to open. A good
> resource for this and other book genres is "Artists' Books: A Critical
> Anthology and Sourcebook." Also the web site about Tom Phillips that crops
> up on this list from time to time, as Phillips is a well-known practioner.
> One of Phillips' books, "A Humament" is perhaps most famous examples of an
> altered book.
>
> Good luck!
>
>
> Katie Harper
> Ars Brevis Press
> Cincinnati, OH
> 513-233-9588
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> Remember: Book arts will save the world!
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> > From: cass <cdev@PARADISE.NET.NZ>
> > Reply-To: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com"
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> > Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 08:29:15 +1300
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> > Subject: altered books
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> > can anyone tell me about altered books please,  I keep seeing this term
=
> > and wondering what you all mean by it. If I buy an old book, remove the
=
> > text block and replace it with a block of blank sections, is that an =
> > altered book? What else?
> > Also, when you use paste papers as covers for boxes or books, do you =
> > coat it with Primal or any protective coating? And...if anyone has a =
> > Best Paste Paper Recipe Ever, could you please send it to me - offline =
> > please, I'm thinking too basic for this exalted list. And thanks =
> > everyone, by the way for all your contributions. I like it here.
> > Many thanks, Carol
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