Place informing structure
This set of artists' books represents place(s) experienced by the artist. The form of these items is unlike more common book structures, like the accordian style below. These works use 3D techniques, rolling folds, and a recombinant structure which lets us experience a different sense of time, space and place.
Stop by and learn about even more inspiring structures: Sandra Salamony, 1000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art (Beverly, Quarry Books, 2012). Available onsite.
Read more about Laura Davidson's, Venice, and other women's artists' books on the SAM Blog.
Folding in Place
This set of artists' books also expresses a sense of place and employs the traditional accordion structure. Yet, some of the works use a pop-up accordion fold, or have pivoting panels within the pages. Accordion folds let imagery and text span across pages to create a visually seamless narrative.
If you love Dayanita Singh's photographic works, learn more about, Museum Bhavan, on the SAM Blog.
Learn more about the history of the photobook with these resources:
Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume 1 (London: Phaidon, 2004). Available onsite.
Jorg Colberg, Understanding Photobooks: The Form and Content of the Photographic Book (New York: Routledge, 2017). Available onsite.