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Book Art Studio

Arts & Crafts Style Bungalow
Phone - 619.295.4765
Historic Site Built in 1913
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Mission Hills
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Cobblestone Cottage Book Art Studio
Joan Crone, Letters of My Life, (v1), standing up, closed, front cover, title in machine font, palimpsest-esque long hand collage
Joan Crone, Letters of My Life, (v2), standing up, open, photo of woman, letter removed from envelope, portrait orientation
color theory piece lying flat, open
color theory piece standing up open, circular, fanned
color theory piece standing up, closed

THE BOOK ART STUDIO is spacious and fully equipped with all the needed materials to create artist's books of many styles.

Students and experienced practitioners enjoy learning the truly unique skills of book art by creating a wide variety of structures in varying media. Books are hand stitched and individually decorated, often using hand made paper.

Book-as-art, or book art, is what a book can be when all of its parts contribute to its meaning. It is book elevated to an art form inside and out, a conveyor of meaning not just through the words it contains but also through its material form. It is a piece of art to be held and cherished — it is more than "merely" a book.

More information can be found at San Diego Book Arts.

Letters of My Life. (Joan Crone.)
A flipbook demonstrating color theory.
(Joan Crone.)
A reader's haven with books of all vintages.
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