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Identify Ralph McQuarrie cover art

Some Librarians are trying to identify the book this art by McQuarrie goes with. [more inside]
posted by shortbooks on Jun 22, 2014 - 3 answers

Recommendations for fine art facsimiles and artist books?

I am interested in buying some beautiful facsimiles of illuminated manuscripts and artist's books. Do you have any recommendations, particularly for affordable ones? I can pay up to about $100 / book, but not the thousands of dollars that some facsimiles cost. Any leads would be most appreciated.
posted by mortaddams on Oct 20, 2013 - 6 answers

What are the most beautiful comics or graphic novels ever published?

I am interested in reading some visually dazzling comics or graphic novels. I would love to find examples that were made with beautifully painted panels, incorporated collages, or are otherwise interesting on a visual level. What do you recommend?
posted by mortaddams on Jun 17, 2013 - 46 answers

Looking for books with holograms in them

I am interested in locating books with holograms in them--the more lavish the better. Are there books that have holographic pages? Or that use holograms to tell part of the story? I look forward to your recommendations.
posted by mortaddams on Apr 11, 2013 - 7 answers

Seeking books with holes in the pages

I am interested in looking at books with cut-outs in their pages. Can you recommend some good ones? I am especially excited by the possibility of intricately cut shapes in pages. I know of the Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer, which has words die-cut out on every page. Are there other, even more elaborate, examples of books with holes in the pages?
posted by mortaddams on Mar 10, 2013 - 16 answers

Interestingly-made books with unusual paper?

What books that are printed with unusual techniques, using unusual paper, do you recommend looking at? [more inside]
posted by mortaddams on Nov 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Suggestions for fine art Torah, Bible, and Quran editions?

I am building a collection of books to teach the history of fine art book making, and I would like to find copies of the Torah, Bible, and Quran that are visually pleasing. Do you recommend any specific editions? Unfortunately, my total budget for a starter collection is only $500, so I would especially value suggestions that are modest in price. At the minimum I would like to show my students a range of calligraphy, typesetting, and illumination, but I suspect that I can find some really interesting editions that do much more. All suggestions are welcome.
posted by mortaddams on Mar 22, 2012 - 12 answers

Experimental book art?

What are the most fascinating examples of book art, currently in print and affordable? [more inside]
posted by tnygard on Mar 8, 2012 - 20 answers

Looking for older edition of Lord of the Flies

I'm trying to buy two copies of Lord of the Flies for an art project but.. [more inside]
posted by pwally on Dec 17, 2009 - 8 answers

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