HANDMADE BOOK & SEQUENCING WORKSHOP
THE PHOTOPARLOUR, NOTTINGHAM NOVEMBER 24th– 25th TUTORS JOHN BLAKEMORE & DAN WHEELER
To make a book is of itself a pleasurable activity. The decisions, book shape and size, number of pages, choice of materials. The simple tools, Scalpels ,rules, glue brushes, bulldog clips. The craft; measuring, folding, cutting. The pleasure of the finished book, an object to handle, to fondle, to enjoy.
Yet, beyond the pleasures of it’s making, the book has a more essential purpose. Images must be scrutinized intensely, edited, sequenced, ordered. It is this intensity of engagement with the work that is , for me, the true value of the book form.
The book becomes a finished work, a site specific work, where the maker has control of all aspects of the site.
The book then begins with the images. When sufficient material is collected to suggest a book them the process of selection begins. A first edit, then the play of sequencing, more images are discarded, gradually an order, a final sequence emerges. Page layouts are decided upon, the number of pages assessed, book shape decided in relation to page layouts. Then with materials chosen, the making of the book can begin.
THE WORKSHOP –DAY 1 Morning
A sharing of a range of hand made books illustrating a variety of book types.
Discussion of ordering, page layouts, the use of text.
Demonstration of book making.
Looking at participants work. The exploration of possible sequences, of appropriate book forms. This is an intense and enjoyable session, an intensification of ideas of sequence , now personalized but building on the mornings discussion of completed books.
Dedicated to the supervised making of participants books. People are often amazed at the results of their activities. A relaxed, pleasurable and productive day.
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