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Book Title: Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 34.12 MB
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The author of the book: Jeannine Stein
Edition: Quarry Books
Date of issue: July 1st 2009
ISBN 13: 9781592535248
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Reader ratings: 3.6
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I found the ideas in this book too... self-satisfied. While I'm a big fan of artist's books in general, I a) did not find many of them in this book all that inspiring and b) was annoyed by how few of the projects were meant to be an actual book (aka, a place wherein is written things). It felt like Re-Bound was more about making "book-like objects" than making books.
Oh, and another thing, turning "vintage" items into books is not recycling. Technically it's repurposed, but it hardly is all that impressive. I feel like vintage has become such a "thing" that saying you've used vintage items to make your book beautiful and unique just makes me go, "so? everyone and their mom is in love with vintage. Impress me by making me like something that is truly recycled, not something that you paid money for in order to then take it apart and put it back together again." I think some of my anger at this book is rooted in my annoyance with certain sections of hipster culture that view retro/ironic/vintage things as defacto art, as opposed to as a particular way to potentially achieve art.
The only reason I'm giving it the 2 stars is because it had useful illustrations for stitches and a resource guide in the back.
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