|12-10-2008, 04:10 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2007
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A side-effect of my discovery of ebooks was - paradoxically - that I found some e-texts were more beautiful when printed on paper. This led me to another discovery - bookbinding, much easier than I thought (I was able to hold and read even the 1st book I made without it crumbling to pieces...).
Now I read 9 books out of 10 on my Reader, but once in a while I find something that I really want to see on paper, made by myself. I tell you, holding in your hands a book you created is something glorious...
But I didnt stop there. Since I was doing the printing and the binding, why not to "enhance" the text? So I turned into an editor, and I'm currently exploring different projects to create <illuminated> books. The one I'm working on currently is by Verne, Jules: An Antarctic Mystery, enhanced with steampunk illustrations.
Now for your help: which book you think could benefit most by the addition of illustrations, maps, graphics and so on? Not only literature: I work in Physics, and since some time I'm thinking about the original Einstein's articles on special relativity, together with illustrations from his handwritten papers, drawings etc
thanks for your help!
|12-10-2008, 10:58 AM||#2|
Beepbeep n beebeep, yeah!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin, aka America's IceBox
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|12-10-2008, 11:20 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Device: Nook Tablet, Sony PRS700, Sony PRS505
Let me know when you get Einstein's theory completed.
|12-10-2008, 03:53 PM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Device: Kindle DX
(a favorite book of mine in the past was "Manual de zoologia fantastica" by Borges)
To tell the truth, I used the word "illuminated" in a somewhat extended way. I was not thinking about medieval illuminated manuscripts, rather a contemporary extension of the meaning: how a book could gain by adding to its text figures, maps, photographs (I print in B&W), original drawings ... ? It's some kind of Book Art project!
And I'd like to hear about your suggestions, to find new ideas...
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