Even if you aren't taking the book art class this Jan-term, the following books might still interesting to browse through; they include examples of japanese bookbinding, altered books and book sculpture, and even more complicated approaches such as exposed spine books:
Author: Franz Zeier
Call Number: Z 271 .Z4413 1990
Author: Kojiro Ikegami
Call Number: Z 270 .J3 I3713 1986
Author: Pauline Johnson
Call Number: Z 266 .J600 1990
Author: Keith Smith
Call Number: Z 271 .S66 1993 V.3
*This blog post was authored by Rachel Evans.
**Top photograph of book, courtesy of BookWeb.