The above photograph is from The Pencil of Nature, the first book published with photographs.
I love the sense of the package, a traveling idea.
Someone can pick it up and the idea can explode in their face.
The book is a perfect vehicle for photography.
Gefter, P. (2005, January 16).
Photography reveals itself between the covers.
Photography, perhaps more so than the other arts, fits into books physically and emotionally.
A book can be held, which is physical, of course.
However, there can be an emotional dimension to this, as well.
Being seated, with the art in your hands, is a different experience, than is art hanging on a wall.
Also, a book can:
• Have a large quantity of work.
• Be arranged sequentially.
• Have a beginning and an end.
• Be accessible, cost wise, and for repeated viewings.
Many online labs offer books of good quality and a reasonable price.
Go to Book Publishing.
You can also make your own book.
• Resurrection of the Photobook Interview with Martin Parr, co-author of, The Photobook: A History Volume I
Bookbinding: A Tutorial Douglas W. Jones
Center for Book Arts Classes
Kate's Paperie Papers, albums, bookmaking
New York Central Art Supply Papers