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Title:
The decorated page : journals, scrapbooks & albums made simply beautiful
Author:
Diehn, Gwen, 1943-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Lark Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/ste021/2002016218.html
ISBN:
9781579902995
Format :
Book

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Summary

"Diehn opens up a new dimension--the artist's vision of visual memories. Consider this a superscript above all other entries."-- Booklist . "Encourages those who hesitate to start in on the pristine pages of a nicely bound blank book.... Lively and interesting illustrations make this a good selection for public library collections."-- Library Journal.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ah, the famous blank book. With the popularity of journaling and self-expression through writing, North Carolina teacher and author (Simple Printmaking, 2000) Diehn opens up a new dimension--the artist's vision of visual memories. Materials and techniques, of course, begin the narrative; the author not only delves into the merits of paints and pens and stamps but also advocates different kinds of everyday supply kits as take-alongs. Most of the book is devoted to the how-tos, from customizing a blank book to avoiding the straight and narrow via mandalas, diagonals, cutouts, or grids. Illustrations come from the artist's perspective: a textured 3-D diary and a rolling-wheels travel journey, among many others. Two-to three-page sidebars highlight specific genres, such as pillow books, nature journals, and illuminated manuscripts. Ten sample pages feature such methods as mapping, storytelling, and information gathering. Consider this a superscript above all other entries. --Barbara Jacobs


Library Journal Review

Blank books have been used for centuries as diaries, artistic notebooks, and places to stash memorabilia. This guide encourages those who hesitate to start in on the pristine pages of a nicely bound blank book. Teacher and author Diehn (Simple Printmaking) describes art supplies for printing and decorating pages, techniques for customizing the physical book, and sample layouts for designing pages. Self-expression is all, neatness doesn't really count, and the more things done by hand the better. The lively and interesting illustrations make this a good selection for public library collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.