The Center for Book Arts, NYC
We don't often think of fine art as being anything more (or less) than the painting on our walls or the sculpture on our table. The Center for Books Arts in Manhattan has been trying to change our perception of art by looking at the way the bound book (and sometimes unbound book) can be a form of expression that unites many artistic disciplines, including prose, poetry, sculpture, painting, papermaking, and bookbinding.
As you can see from the samples above of creations made with the Book-in-a-Box Kit (a 2009 award-winning toy), bookmaking is an art form for all ages.
Here's a look at what's happening in March at the The Center. What's more, they encourage everyone to express themselves artistically within the stylistic media of bookmaking. Be sure to look into their entire range of exhibits, special lectures, and workshops.