This is the basic shape and layout I’m working towards for the actual book. Concertina style book or leporello refers to printed material folded into an accordion-pleat style. Also sometimes known as a concertina fold, it is a method of parallel folding with the folds alternating between front and back.
Interesting background info. In the Victorian era, leporellos were commonly used as travel souvenirs, depicting beautiful, panoramic scenes of the places travelers had just seen, customs and culture of the region. Plus were small enough to transport.
This example above is a limited edition of twelve lino books I made in 2001. The book was called Circus. Inspired by The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. T.S. Eliot, it consists of twelve A3 lino black and white images. http://www.distillerspress.com/eva_kelly_2001.html
Arzu Mistry: Unfolding Practice: Reflections on Learning and Teaching is a conversation between two artist-educators. Flowing across five chapters, the double sided accordion book has been curated from ten years of recorded conversations, field notes, planning, sketches, reflection, and teaching. The front of the book weaves text, illustration, cutouts, and screen prints, journeying through artistic process and educational practice. The back of the book is a guide, expanding on the practice of using accordion books as a tool for capturing, visualizing, and building upon reflective thinking. The brown paper alludes to the craft paper that is ubiquitous in schools and captures process more than the preciousness of a final product. http://www.wsworkshop.org/collection/unfolding-practice
Panorama: A Foldout Book by Fani Marceau, Author, Illustrated by Joelle Jolivet. A French illustrator Jolivet’s background in lino printing is evident in her graphic illustrations. The black and white illustrations are evocative of block prints, create a montage of world ecosystems in this oversize accordion-style book. Particularly appealing is that this book is capable of being read like a traditional picture book or unfolded into an enormous chain of images-this idea is reflected in my major study book.
This is a particularly vivid example of an illustrated artists book by cartoonist Jo Sacco. It depicts a panorama of the first day of the battle of the Somme called the The Great War. This piece seems to work in slow motion. The reader’s eye doesn’t dart quickly over the pages or is pulled along by a sense of narrative instead we are invited to look closely at every inch of every page. Here we can see the actual horror shown in this war moment which is conveyed in intense detail in Sacco’s drawings