Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
I regard the culturally rich bookbinding as formats that hold great meaning; I made models of books that existed in different cultures through the history of the book. I became interested in how each structure had unique features and how the books themselves transmitted knowledge about their form.
This interest in bookbinding formats led me to explore ways to add content to The binding plays a powerful role in producing my artist's books, the look and presence of these bindings is an integral part of my work and they are linked to the content and aesthetics. The final pieces encourage the viewer to interact with the work.
Artists' Books, Book Arts, Book Binding, Handmade Paper, Historical Book Structures
iv, 34 pages
Includes bibliographical references (page 34).
Copyright 2013 Islam Aly
Aly, Islam Mahmoud Mohamed. "Using Historical Bindings in Producing Contemporary Artists' Books." MFA (Master of Fine Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2013.