By the Book

By the Book: Stories and Pictures

by Diane Schoemperlen

Kingston, Ontario-based collage artist and author Diane Schoemperlen published By the Book: Stories and Pictures in 2014. This colourful, 224-page book features 73 of Schoemperlen’s hand-cut-and-pasted collages, made with images from the public domain, that illustrate seven stories, which pull from old texts such as The Cyclopedia of Classified Dates With An Exhaustive Index (1900) or The Commonly Occurring Wild Plants of Canada (1897).

Christopher Byrne reviewed the book in Kolaj #12.

From Byrne’s review:

“The collages, although made recently, stylistically, textually, and playfully reflect the eras of the publications. This is especially the case in “By the Book Or: Alessandro In The New World”, Schomperlen uses found photobooth portraits to illustrate “Vocabulario: Man, his age and relationship”.

See more of this review.


By the Book: Stories and Pictures
by Diane Schoemperlen
8″x6″, 224 pages, including 73 colour illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-927428-81-8
$28.95 CAD (eBook $21.95 CAD)
Biblioasis, Windsor, Ontario, 2014


Canadians may purchase the book directly from Biblioasis’ website HERE.