This workshop with Guy Begbie is designed for participants with or without bookbinding experience.
The participants will have the opportunity to make a pasted & stitched, cloth covered hardcover concertina structured book, which opens out from the two-dimensional to a freestanding three-dimensional book construction. When fully opened, the dimensions of the book increase both vertically and horizontally, with pages that drop down and also unfold upwards.
The page configuration will also incorporate paper engineered & folded sculptural elements with revealed cutaways, contoured pages, colour variety in paper stock and architectural pop ups.
The book can be engaged with and viewed in the conventional way of being held and turning pages, as well as being opened out to a freestanding position to be viewed / read in the round.
This type of immersive book form provides a versatile platform to address sculptural, architectural and non-linear narrative content concerns.
All equipment and materials will be provided for the workshop.
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT