|Title||A Tribute to Alvar Aalto|
|Artist / Creator||Nikki Thompson|
|Press Name||Deconstructed Artichoke Press|
|Place of Publication||Sacramento, CA|
|Process / Technique||Inkjet printed|
|Structure / Binding||One sheet of paper folded into a pamphlet|
|Paper Stock||Sumi sketch paper|
|Number of Pages||6 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||2.5 x 3.75 x .12 inches closed.|
|Signed & Numbered||Unsigned|
A pop-up architecture book! What could be more perfect?! I made this book as an homage to Alvar Aalto, one of my favorite architects. I love the clean lines of his Modernist Finnish architecture. I wanted to give a pop-up book out of a single sheet of paper, which I learned from Paul Johnson, a try and this seemed like the ideal book to make—three spreads of pop-up buildings in a tiny little 'zine printed on Sumi sketch paper. It is an open edition.
Artist BioNikki Thompson is a book artist (aka Deconstructed Artichoke Press), poet, and happily failed architect. She fled Southern California for UC Berkeley, where she earned a degree in architecture and remained in the Bay Area to earn her MFA in creative writing and book arts from California College of the Arts in 2002. In addition to almost winning prizes for her poetry (a runner-up for the Earl Weaver Baseball Writing Prize and a nominee for a Pushcart Prize), her art explores architecture, feminism, and the politics of work through the mixed media of bookmaking, printmaking, and photography. She currently resides in Sacramento, California, with her husband and daughter.