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Artists' Books Resources

Accordion Fold

Earth spheres by Susan Makov

Accordion fold books are made from folded paper and pull out in the style of an accordion.

Flip books

Oops by S. Melazzini  and Paper boat by K. Haas

Flip books consist of a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are flipped, the pictures appear to animate by simulating motion.

 

Tunnel Books

Blue by Kate Ferrucci

Tunnel books are similar to accordion books with a hole in the center. Openings in each page allow the viewer to see through the entire book to the back, and images on each page work together to create a dimensional scene inside.

Pop-up Books

Sailing to where tomorrow is waiting to begin by P. Johnson

Pop-up books are movable books that create a three dimensional object when opened.

Containers

 

 The Water Department by Gail Watson

Some artists' books are boxes or containers with objects inside them.

Unbound/loose pages

Maciunas flux-deck by G. Maciunas

Some books are unbound loose sheets or even decks of cards.