I loooooove art and I looooooooove books. Put them together and you have one of my favorite things: art books! Sometimes I'm more of a collector of them than a reader of them, but here's what is in my to-read pile:
The Art of Paper Weaving by Anna Schepper and Lene Schepper
This is a book that I borrowed from my local library (a great resource, by the way) and renewed twice and ultimately decided that I had to buy. Really unusual project and all from woven paper! It boggles my mind. Of course, I refuse to start where the authors recommend -- with the easy stuff -- and so I've been struggling through a few of the more advanced designs without a lot of success. Probably means I should begin with the first few exercises in the book, right?
Another paper engineering book I recently bought is Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models That Move by Keisuke Saka and translated by Eri Hamaji.
It was a book that Amazon recommended to me and I just couldn't say no. I haven't tried out any of the projects yet, but I am fascinated by the notion of creating moving paper models! I'm looking forward to finding a few hours to give it a try.
Jane Davies was an Adventures in Arting Podcast guest back in 2015. I subscribe to her monthly newsletter and I recently received the news that she had a new book! Well, I had to snap it up because I think she's great and I love to support artists I know.
Abstract Painting: the Elements of Visual Language by Jane Davies is a self-published book and it's beautiful! Jane has written several other books and teaches classes non-stop. Her work is beautiful and she's a thoughtful and intelligent teacher, all of which is reflected in her book. I'm only a little ways into the book, but I look forward to seeing how her thoughts will influence my work.
What are you reading at the moment?! Feel free to share in the comments so that everyone can find out!
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