The Book Arts genre includes but is not limited to:  bookbinding, making handmade books, making moveable books, printmaking, letterpress printing, paper making, marbling, calligraphy, origami structures, collage, pochoir, and creating one-of-a-kind Artist Books.  Ideas for expression are limitless under this broad genre.  

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Zhen Xian Bao - Twist Boxes Open.jpg

Zhen Xian Bao, or Chinese Thread Book, Model

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Drum Leaf Binding - Open View.jpg
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Drum Leaf Binding, Views 1 - 3

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Sewn Boards Binding, Views 1 - 3

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Pamphlet Book with Pochoir Cover

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Japanese Album

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Japanese Stab Bindings on Lokta

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Hardover w_Button Book - Spine View.jpg

Hardcover Book with Button Closure
Sewn with Tapes 


Pamphlet Book with Watercolor Imprint

for Cover

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Sketchbook - Open.jpg

Artist Sketchbook
Cover design - hand carved stamp & inks
Text block - 90# Arches Watercolor Paper

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Layered Accordion - Close-up

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Star Accordion Ornaments - Closed

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Star Accordion Ornament - Open

An Artist Book is:  

A format looking for an idea, or

an idea looking for a format.

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Artist's Book, One-of-a-kind, view #2, 2

Artist Book, One-of-a-kind.  This accordion village is made with hard covers, collage, hand carved stamps, and

glassine windows.

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Star Book, View #2, 2020.jpg

Star Books

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Fold - Page Insert Pop-up w:Coffee Cups.

Explosion Fold

Non-Linear Books - Flag Books

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Pinwheel Twist Box - Open.JPG
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Twist Boxes 

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Non-Linear Books:  The Dos-e-do, Model

Non-Linear Books:  French Door, Model

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Green Christmas Tree - Shawn Sheehy .jpg

Mechanical Cards/Vovelles - Shawn Sheehy Workshop

Vintage White Christmas Tree & Traditional Green,