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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.

Martin Parr

Gefter, P. (2005, January 16).

Photography reveals itself between the covers.

The New York Times.

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.

Possibilities

Hand Bookbindings: Plain and Simple to Grand and Glorious

Resurrection of the Photobook Interview with Martin Parr, co-author of, The Photobook: A History Volume I

Lens covers: Sarah Boxer on The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century

Resources

Book Arts Web

Bookbinding: A Tutorial Douglas W. Jones

Center for Book Arts Classes

Kate's Paperie Papers, albums, bookmaking

New York Central Art Supply Papers

Equipment

PhotoBook Creator

PhotoBook Creator Puts It All Together Review