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Altered books and book sculpture


Altered books and book sculpture

A site for discussions about altered books and book based sculptures.

Location: Worldwide
Members: 159
Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2017

NEWS & INFO: Altered books and book sculpture

Altered Books website here

ISABA is the International Society of Altered Book Artists and their website is here.

Altered books in the State Library of Queensland collection info online here.

Altered books in Wikipedia here.

A Humument by Tom Philips

Video of Brian Dettner at work.

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Comment by Alba Panzarella on January 19, 2017 at 5:04

I started a blog about altered books and this forum is really helpful to me for inspiration! Always searching for new artists to be featured.

Unfortunately it is written in italian, but you are all welcome to check it out  you can also follow the facebook page

Comment by turn the page artists' book fair on November 21, 2012 at 20:45

Call for International book artists - turn the page 2013, Norwich, England - works accepted by post from abroad. Be a part of this fantastic event supported by Arts Council England....find out more at   

Comment by louise ladouceur on October 16, 2012 at 10:42

i do enjoy traveling on this site thanks for you hospitality.soon i will post some pictures of books made by our group.

Comment by Carole P. Kunstadt on October 16, 2012 at 1:09

Hi Louise,

I would like to offer my site for you to peruse through re: book as ritualized in particular the portfolio of Sacred Poems.....this series numbers 80 so many more images if you are interested.



Comment by Robert Heather on October 15, 2012 at 16:52

Interview with Nicholas Jones in Meanjin here:

Comment by Elena Mary on June 13, 2012 at 2:08

A new publication with wonderful images of 1000 altered books..check it out..My truck book is included.

Comment by linda toigo on May 7, 2012 at 21:28
Hi Louise, congratulations for your phd!! I don't know how consistent this would be with your research , but i recently published a post on my blog about Argos catalogues and the rituality of shopping:

Hope that you enjoy your new adventure!
Comment by Louise Atkinson on May 7, 2012 at 19:26

Hi all,

It's been a while since I've been on this ning but enjoying looking through all the work. Anyway, I wanted to ask your help as I've just been awarded a place to study for a PhD in Artist Books. I'm focusing on books as ritualised objects so wondered if anyone had any links/examples to share.

Thank you in advance,

Lou x

Comment by Robert Heather on May 7, 2012 at 17:36

There seems to be a lot of stuuf floating around online about this fellow:

Comment by Jo Howe on February 15, 2012 at 3:17

Hi Fion

Sounds like an interesting exhibition. I'm not london based, just north in Herts. Would be interested to learn more about the exhibition, if you believe my work relevant.Please click here




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