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“Why not pick up this book and sit down and quietly work on a project or perhaps grab a few friends, a bottle of wine, and put on some inspiring music and create something together? Experimenting with arts and crafts projects at home can be great soul food and help break boring routines and even lift one from a rut. That is why I craft at home -- not because I'm an expert at it (some I dare not show anyone because frankly, they look like the work of a toddler!) but because I have fun doing it. This beautiful title is now available at bookstores nationwide or on Amazon.com. Congratulations to Jason and to his team who made this book a reality. Lovely” -Book Review by Holly Becker http://simplystated.realsimple.com/simplystated/2010/04/playing-with-books-art-for-the-home.html
“I daresay that once you see the wonderful ideas in this book, you’ll be itching to get your hands upon old and discarded books to create your own one of a kind art. Go ahead…it is o.k. to “Play with Books” - Tina Wilson, http://stliving.com, April 28, 2010
Jason Thompson is the founder and president of Rag & Bone Bindery, and author of Making Journals By Hand (Rockport Publishing 2001). He is highly regarded as a book designer with integrity who creates unique handbound books and other fine bindings, as well as a popular blogger who writes about bookbinding, book arts, artist books, and paper craft.
It is a nice book and i like it. It helps me by my bookbinderscourse.
I can't wait to try some of these Ideas, especially the book cover pocket book. It show some great ideas for upcycling discarded, old books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laura B.
I Love the art but I would like clearer, visual instructions. If you are good following verbal instructions it's inspiring.Published 7 months ago by Kate
I'm not sure what I expected from this book, but I didn't get it. The various ideas presented are exactly what you can find for free on the Internet. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Rilee James
I ordered this book hoping it would give me some cool ideas on repuropsing all the paper I have in my house (old books, magazines, left over loose-leaf paper from my college days... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Addie
I believe in looking at the best before trying out ideas with children. This certainly has a lot of excellent art works from upcycled books. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Katherine Forrest
Very inspirational. Easy to follow instructions/ Some of the artists work at the end of the book is fabulous.
Get those creativity juices flowing.