Monday, December 13, 2010


Jonathan Whitfill

Books. They are such a special thing and as a member of a household of avid readers a huge part of my daily life. I am in short SURROUNDED by them. This is an ever present problem in NY readers lives. Our homes just do not have enough space for all our books. So I am always trying to come up with ways to deal with our books. So when I fell upon the Flickr page of the Abecedarian Gallery's amazing images of book art and altered books I swooned. And perhaps if I was surrounded by books as lovely as these I would not
need to "deal" with them.
a fiber book by Catherine Nash

a gorgeous altered book by Peggy Johnston.

a book of linen and steel by
Susan Porteous

a sweet little book by Diane C. Gillespie.

Julia Nelson-Gall

So pick up a book and get reading or making.

Barbara Miner

See more of the amazing book arts featured at the Abecedarian Gallery at their flickr here.


schinders said...

hi jo! have you seen jonathan safran foer's new book, "Tree of Codes." he "excavated it" from an existing book. it's more art work than novel, but so interesting (several presses said it couldn't be mass produced).
happy holidays!

Joetta M. said...

thanks for the link, Very Cool.