The Exquisite Book: 100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game - Used
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Author: Julia Rothman
Brand: Chronicle Books
Used Book in Good Condition
Number Of Pages: 144
Release Date: 01-09-2010
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The Exquisite Book, one hundred indie artists play an ingenious version of the Exquisite Corpse drawing game. Each adorns a page with artworkhaving seen only the page of the artist immediately prior and using a single horizon line to connect the two. Some continue the "story" quite literally while others build on the previous page in more fanciful ways. This astonishing volume's format is as unique as its content, with each of the book's ten chapters residing on a ten-page accordion pull-out, allowing readers to view the art continuously. With an illustrated foreword by Dave Eggers, and art from such luminaries as James Jean and Jill Bliss, this charming book is, simply, exquisite.
"A fantastically quirky little art book whose ideas and pages literally just keep unfolding and unfolding." --NPR
The Exquisite Book is nothing short of inspirational."
--Time Out Chicago
"...we love how it's a picture book for adults that is both creatively inspiring and incredibly engaging."
"The foreword by Dave Eggers (
What is the What) is enough of a reason to buy this compelling and seriously cool work. What we want to know is: how did the publisher design it for the price?"
---The Weekly Review
"In our current world of straight-jacketed rationality almost to the point of insanity,
The Exquisite Book launches us into the madness of possibility and the frightening potential of our own imagination."
About the Author
Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski, and Matt Lamothe are partners in Also Design. Julia is author of the popular blog Book-By-Its-Cover.com.
Dave Eggers is a writer and editor.