Help me debug my strange and wonderful altered book about Florence

altered collage book about Florence
I finally finished a collage project I started almost a year ago. I took an old tourist guidebook about Florence and altered it. By which I mean I altered every page. Every image. Hundreds of them!

Florence Art and History -- an Altered Collage Book

I had fun searching for images that would "fit" into each photo, yet look strange and out of place. Take the cover, for instance.


Below the aerial view of Florence's red terra-cotta roofs, I glued part of a 70s era American car. Atop the car I placed a young sunbather. Weird, hunh?

altered collage book about Florence
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Here's the back cover. I think I like it better than the front!
altered collage book about Florence
open altered book
The book is more than 100 pages long. The best way I found to share it (I hope) is to turn it into a flip book (an online book that looks and acts like a printed book). 

It's taken me awhile to figure out the software and create a book that looks and works the way I want. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to embed it in my blog. So if you'd like to flip through every weird and wonderful page, you'll have to go here:

Florence Art and History -- an Altered Collage Book

Please give it a try and let me know what you think. I'm especially interested in how fast it loads and how it looks on different platforms -- tablets, phones, etc. 

Eventually, I'll create flip books out of the other altered books I'm creating.

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  1. How fun this is, Claudia! Hope you had a great summer and hi to the garage gang.

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn! We miss you!

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    2. This is fantastic. It loads very quickly, and I "flipped" through the whole thing on my iPad--but I don't necessarily want to go quickly because then I can't study the images!

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    3. Thanks for checking it out, Wanda! Next up is an entire book on Venice filled with silly cats!!

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  2. What fun! What a grand project! Can you bring it so I can hold it and page through it? Thanks.

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  3. I didn't look through the whole thing, but it loaded just fine on my laptop. I loved the pages I viewed; a lot of them made me laugh. What a sense of whimsy you must have!

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    1. Thanks for taking a look, Aimee. I'm happy they made you laugh. Some of the collages made me laugh too, when I was making them.

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