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Handmade papers and book structures

Book of Contents 

I finally found a form for my
handmade papers.  
artist's book by Suzanne Coley
 I have been experimenting with different
forms to exhibit my handmade papers.
Even though the handmade papers
 are sturdy and textured,
exhibiting them without frames left them vulnerable.
Exhibiting them with frames really didn't show 
their intricately embossed designs
 and textures.
This week, I finally perfected the book
binding forms. 

 In the past, all of my artist's books have
had title pages, prologues, bodies or
"signatures" with stories and poems 
colophons, headbands, and 
hand marbled end sheets.    
These do not.  
However, these book structures 
really enhance my content and
 I am going to call them 
Books of Content.

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