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Eco Books: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin Paperback – October 6, 2009
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Regarding the projects themselves: they range in style from those lacking any type of aesthetic value save an environmental one (the egg carton book gets my vote in this category) to sublimely beautiful projects such as the Coffee Codex and the Branching Book. Additional projects I found very appealing were the Patchwork Portfolio, Jewel Case, and the Elemental Book.
Reading through the book makes one realize that almost any item can be recycled into a form of art (ever hear of a cassette tape book?) and this concept is strengthened by the "gallery" shots scattered throughout the book, showcasing the impressive completed recycled-material projects of numerous book artists.
The project instructions in some cases include helpful sketches and just as often don't, which is unfortunate, but Taylor does include an appendix of basic bookmaking techniques at the end, making many of these projects very doable for those with a bit of bookmaking skills under their belt.
"Eco Books" may not save any landfills from paper overflow but its heart is in the right place and it's definitely a bit of fun.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A lot of fun projects in here with unusual items recycled into book covers. Could only wish for a little more detail in the instructions for actual assembling.Published 16 months ago by The Idaho Beauty
Some different concepts for book making. Several projects worth adapting. I enjoy reading books that offer different book making styles.Published on January 14, 2014 by John