What Is an Altered Book?
Altered books use the printed page as both canvas and creative muse. Alterations can include painting, drawing, coloring, cutting, folding, and more. The results can vary as widely as the techniques applied to the book: for example, alterations can create poetry from prose, inject social commentary, provoke specific emotional reactions, explore ideas, or prompt new meanings to emerge from the original text. Altering books is not limited to "serious artists." Anyone can do it!
Altered Book Contest
All Skidmore College students, staff, and faculty are warmly invited to roll up their creative sleeves and compete in the Eighth Annual Lucy Scribner Library Altered Book Contest! And once the entries are in, come vote for your favorites. The winning entrant(s) will be presented with the coveted Lucy Scribner Trophy.