Written by: Sara Naumann
Published by: Hot Off the Press
How to Make Altered Books If You Think You Can’t is one of the most freeing art books to come along in a while. It bears an important message: the process of transforming books that would be recycled or merely thrown away can be an art form, and you have the right to paint over text, tear pages out, even cut right into the book block itself. If you have any lack of confidence about your ability to create something special, then this book was geared for you.
The book begins with a brief history of altered books, stretching all the way back to the medieval period, and then takes a look at some of the things to consider as you choose your first book to alter, such as spine strength and choosing a theme.