Book Arts Essay 3

Title: The Activated Page: Handmade Paper and the Artist's Book
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This publication explores the artmaking practice of individual artists for whom handmade paper is distinctive to their work and not-for-profit institutions that support hand papermaking. In the first section, self-selected participants answered a series of questions about their creative process and final products. The second section consists of two annotated bibliographies: one by the artists and artistic directors about their own work, and the other compiled by the editor of individual books that use handmade paper in a way that contributes to the content of the work. The cover of the publication features a die-cut and flaps that unfold to reveal paper samples* by five of the eleven participants: Brian Borchardt*, Dorothy Field, John Gerard*, Caren Heft, Jeffrey Morin, John Risseeuw*, Robbin Ami Silverberg*, Joan Soppe, Claire Van Vliet, Dieu Donne Papermill (Paul Wong), and Women's Studio Workshop* (Tatana Kellner).

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The Activated Page cover