The Book Book A Journey into Bookmaking by Sophie B. Pietromarchi
  

Synopsis

The Book Book A Journey into Bookmaking by Sophie B. Pietromarchi

Artist Sophie Benini Pietromarchi invites children on an unique and poetic journey into the world of the book, giving ideas and inspiration on how to create their own books from everyday materials. Exploring colours, textures, shapes and feelings, she demonstrates how to turn these intangible elements into pictorial narratives. This visual feast of a book - which evolved from the Sophie's bookmaking workshops with children - is a tribute to the rich imaginative world in all of us.

Reviews

Wonderful and unusual arts and crafts book using only the simplest materials. Paper clip zebras, different shades of yellow - a book children can read themselves. Angels and Urchins This book delights, pleasing both mind and eye... No excuses - get passionate, enjoy yourself, use this unusual book as a stimulus to create your own world. Carousel It isn't often that the first glimpse of a review copy quickens the pulse and sets the heart racing but this one did. I devoured it and wrote my name to stake my claim lest some colleague would spy it and take it as their own. Overall there is a masterly mix of skills and magic. The mystery of creation and the delicate seed of imagination are there side by side with tried and tested ways of producing a structured book, dripping with invention, uneven edges and wet paint. INIS

About the Author

Sophie Pietromarchi is an author and illustrator of children's books. She was born in Paris and graduated in graphic design and literature at the University of Florence, Italy. Her stories and images have been published in Italy and Switzerland. Sophie also conducts workshops throughout Europe, encouraging children to explore a wide range of storytelling and illustration techniques. She lives in Rome with her photographer husband and their two children.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
128 pages
Interest Age: From 9 To 12

Author

Sophie B. Pietromarchi
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Publisher

Tara Publishing an imprint of Tara Books

Publication date

19th September 2007

ISBN

9788186211243


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