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500 Handmade Books Volume 2
by Julie Chen, Juror
Pub Date: September 2013
ISBN: 9781454707530
Format: Paperback with Flaps, 420pp
all in color
8 X 8
Series: 500 Series
Everyone who loved the original 500 Handmade Books will eagerly dip into this visually dynamic follow-up. Offering 500 stunning new creations by an international roster of artists, it showcases the unlimited creative possibilities of books as objects and as sculptural pieces. Along with traditional, richly embellished volumes, boundary-pushing works unfurl, scroll, and flip; feature improbable materials like metal, fabric, wood, and glass; and include lush, handcrafted papers.
Author Bio
Julie Chen's books are considered exceptional for their craft and quality. Always mindful of the reader who will interact with her structures, she selects paper to delight the eye and appeal to the touch, while creating conceptual forms that function as “vessels” for text, images, ideas, and meaning. In addition to teaching Book Arts at Mills College and operating Flying Fish Press, Chen regularly lectures on bookmaking and teaches workshops nationwide. She lives in Berkeley, CA.

What Others Are Saying
“Eye-candy and inspiration for all lovers of books and paper!” —Craft Gossip
“Just as inspirational as the first volume that came out a few years ago. Julie Chen was the juror for this one, so you can imagine the quality of the work. Every page is a visual treat.” —Cincinnati Book Arts Society