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The Exquisite Book

The Exquisite Book

100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game

By Julia Rothman,, Jenny Volvovski,,and Matt Lamothe,Foreword by Dave Eggers


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In The Exquisite Book, one hundred indie artists play an ingenious version of the Exquisite Corpse drawing game. Each adorns a page with artwork having 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.

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Size: 7-1/2 x 9 in;
Pages: 152 pp;
color images throughout, shrink-wrapped, accordion binding
Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2010
ISBN: 9780811870900
ISBN10: 811870901
Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski, and Matt Lamothe are partners in Also Design. Julia is author of the popular blog

Dave Eggers is a writer and editor.

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