Here are some images from the first part of my book alteration workshop, held few days ago at the Westminster Reference Library. Lonely Planet offered a full box of old editions from their archive and that was the starting point of the workshop.
I just added some blades, cutting mats and encouragement: the rest came very easily.
After a brief presentation of current trends in book art, I asked the participants to chose one book and to let the content inform their choices; it was very interesting to observe how the different aesthetics of each individual led to a complex variety of outcomes.
The works will be finished at home and brought back next week for the second part of the workshop, where I will show how to add external elements to the books using wire and card.