Altered Books
Posted by TAP on March 18, 2011 - 6:18pm

February 27: Today we explored the rich tradition of altered books, another approach to artist's books. We began to create artist's books that either utilized the book form as a basis for creating a new sculptural form or mines the book's text for found poetry.

A great example of 'text mining' came from British artist Tom Phillips treated book, Humument.

Tom Phillips, A Humument: Page 15, Tetrad Press Edition, 1970[-75].

Tom Phillips, A Humument: Page 130: Art took ornament

Students working with Candace Hicks and the altered book process: