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April/May 2008 - Summer 2005

Book-Arts and Collage Resources

Books about Book Arts, Collage, and Assemblage

Our Summer 2005 issue featured Book Arts, Collage, and Assemblage, and our April/May 2008 issue has the theme of Paper. We’ve compiled a list of resources that have been useful for Fiberarts staff and some of the artists we worked with on these issues.

Books About Book Arts, Collage, and Assemblage
Magazines and Videos About Book Arts, Collage, and Assemblage
Book Arts on the Web
Collage on the Web
Book Arts Centers and Classes
Papermaking Resources

Atkinson, Jennifer; Grasdal, Paula; andHarrison, Holly; Collage Sourcebook: Exploring the Art and Techniques of Collage. Quarry Books, 2005.

Bantock, Nick, Artful Dodger: Images and Reflections. Chronicle Books, 2000.

Bode Smiley, Jan, The Art of Fabric Books. C&T Publishing, 2005.

Cooper, J. C., An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols. Thames and Hudson, 1987.

Goodson, Laurie, and McLoughlin Betsy, Altered Book Special Effects! Design Originals, 2003.

Goodson, Laurie; McLoughlin, Betsy; and Pickering Rothamel, Susan; Altered Books Materials Guide. Design Originals, 2003.

Johnson, Arthur W., The Thames and Hudson Manual of Bookbinding. Thames and Hudson, Ltd, 1992.

London, Peter, No More Secondhand Art. Shambhala, 1989.

Mayer, Ralph and Sheehan, Steven, Artists Handbook of Materials and Techniques. Viking Books, 1991.

Manna, Phillip and McCarthy, Mary, Making Books by Hand—A Step by Step Guide. Quarry Books, 2000.

Owen, Carol, Crafting Personal Shrines. Lark Books, 2004.

The Penland Book of Handmade Books. Lark Books, 2004.

Taylor, Terry, Altered Art: Techniques for Creating Altered Books, Boxes, ards & More. Lark Books, 2004.

Turner, Kay, Beautiful Necessities: The Art and Meaning of Women’s Altars. Thames and Hudson, 1999.

For more reading suggestions, visit, an annotated list of books on papermaking, bookbinding, creativity, and making it as an artist compiled by Sue Clancy, one of the collage artists included in our Summer issue.

To suggest additions to these listings, please e-mail with complete information.

Fiberarts April/May 2008 Issue

Additional resources were added online in:

Spring 2008

This resources list
first appeared online in:

Summer 2005

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