Please see description of my process under the Offset Lithography tab.
I did not start out to make these images into books. My original idea was to do a flip book on the way to making a film of these images. However, the flip book didn't work very well. Pages were too big and floppy. However, I did find it very interesting to just look at each image one after another and to note the various small changes that were part of the process.
So I took my stack of images to a local binder of text books in Cleveland, and he bound a couple of them for me. I gave to very first books to Marjorie Talalay and Nina Castelli Sundell, co-directors of the then New Gallery in Cleveland.
When I finally had several acceptable stacks of images to be bound, I looked for a place that could bind them more beautifully.
I learned about The Center for Book Arts in New York City. I took my books to Richard Minsky, founder of The Center for Books Arts when they were still in a loft on either Bond or Great Jones Street. He did beautiful "flex bindings" on about 8 of my books, using silk fabric and end papers that I provided.
One copy of my "Z" book was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, along with a series of 10 small offset prints.
Please take a look at my videos to get an idea of what my alphabet books look like. And please see a description of my process under the Offset Lithography tab.
"W i g T Z" pages, music Erik Satie, 9 min., 2016
"W" "i" "g" "T" "Z" pages