Jeffrey Altepeter
Katy Baum
Elizabeth Curran Boody
Denise Carbone
Valerie Carrigan
Rebecca Chamlee
Gabby Cooksey
Coleen Curry
Debra Disman
Mark Esser
Casey Gardner
Don Glaister
Virginia Green
Penelope Hall
Karen Hanmer
Jon Hinkel
Susan Hulme
Lang Ingalls
Caitlin Jochym
Peggy Johnston
Andrea Krupp
Monique Lallier
Beth Lee
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christine Manwiller
Emily Martin
Christopher McAfee
Natalie Naor
Tara O'Brien
Patricia Owen
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Rebecca Philio
Patricia Sargent
Suzanne Sawyer
Jackie Scott
Judy Sgantas
Sarah Smith
Therese Swift-Hahn
Deborah Thompson
Claire Van Vliet
Peter Verheyen
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Charles Wisseman
Rutherford Witthus

Jeffrey Altepeter
Boston, Massachusetts

Jeffrey Altepeter Jeffrey Altepeter

Form Fools Function

The craftsman turned artist rendered this Gothic-style binding dysfunctional with a hinged brass "clasp" that seals the book closed. This book object is a not-so-subtle comment on the stale arguments over art vs. craft and oversimplified definitions of design formation.

Oak boards, alum-tawed pigskin, deerskin lace, brass. 5 x 7.25 x 2 inches. 12.5 x 18.5 x 5 centimeters. Created 2018.

JEFFREY ALTEPETER is a graduate of both the North Bennet Street School and the American Academy of Bookbinding. He teaches bookbinding full-time and is a bookbinder in private practice specializing in leather bindings and boxes.