Guy Begbie: The Sculptural & Architectural Concertina Hardback Tower Book MEMBERS
Guy Begbie: The Sculptural & Architectural Concertina Hardback Tower Book
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Duration of class 10am - 4pm
Price $220 / $180 members
The participants will have the opportunity to make a pasted & stitched, cloth covered hardcover concertina structured book, which opens out from the two-dimensional to a freestanding three-dimensional book construction. When fully opened, the dimensions of the book increase both significantly vertically and horizontally, with pages that drop down and also fold upwards.
The page configuration will also incorporate paper engineered & folded sculptural elements with revealed cutaways, contoured pages, colour variety in paper stock and architectural pop ups.
As well as functioning well for reader/viewer interaction in a more traditional mode, this type of book also has more versatility in accommodating variation in sizes of printed page content for the book. It also enables the viewing/reading of content in different ways enabling the narrative of the book to be non linear, more of an immersive reading experience where the viewer has more choice in how they navigate through a narrative. As well as being read held in the hand as a tactile reading experience, this type of book also can be used as a static display platform to be seen in the round, for example displayed on a plinth in a more sculptural and spatial context in a gallery or in a glass vitrine case in a library exhibition.
Guy Begbie has 20+ years experience lecturing at the University of the West of England: Bristol, UK for Undergraduate/Postgraduate & Continuing Professional Development Courses in Book Arts, Graphic Design, Printmaking, Drawing & Contemporary Applied & Fine Arts
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