Pamphlets and Concertinas: Falling Book Structure

instructor: Nikki Thompson

category: Book Arts

for: Adults & Teens

price: $120 (Materials Included)

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This book structure is a dynamic concertina that will wow the viewer. Sewn to ribbons and a concertina and then pamphlets, the pamphlets collapse when you are through reading them and the ribbons are pulled shut. Keith Smith describes this as an Eastern fold book known as a spine-pleat. This specific structure is based on a variation of the spine-pleat inspired by Kumi Korf’s work.

About the instructor: 

Nikki Thompson is a book artist (aka Deconstructed Artichoke Press) and poet. With an MFA from the California College of the Arts, her art explores architecture, feminism, and the politics of work through the mixed media of bookmaking, printmaking, and photography. Her work has been awarded First Prize at Gallerie Renee Marie and a Purchase Prize at 23 Sandy Gallery. She has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received the College Book Arts Association Project Assistance Grant. She currently resides in Sacramento, California, with her husband and daughter. Her work can be seen at
Insta/Twitter: d_artichoke
FB: DeconstructedArtichokePress


WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31

WHERE: Myrtle Press inside Verge Center for the Arts

TIME: 10am-2pm

PRICE: $120 (Materials are included)

WHO: Adults and teens


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