I agree with Heather. There is so much richness in book artistry that I find it hard to single out one.
The book art that I feel resembles my work is layered with cut-outs and collaged images with a sense of depth. When scouting through book art examples, the diorama work or Joy Campbell made me gasp. The above embedded photo is tiny but can be better viewed at http://www.joymcampbellbookartist.com I love the sense of characters rising out of the terraced pages with magical dimension. Campbell creates altered books in mixed media “to transform an ordinary well-worn loved book into a dynamic sculptural form that alters its very soul.” Esthetically and environmentally, I like the idea of recycling a book (particularly a well-loved one) and re-imagining it in a different shape; I see a visit to The Book Thing in my future. Campbell’s work seems more sculptural than functional. It’s hard to tell from photographs but it looks like her work is to be viewed and not so much read.
I might attempt a pop-up diorama; I loved pop-up books and museum dioramas as a kid. I explored cut-out windows in an Experimental Form project about Clara Barton and liked the partial erasure-esque reveal of image and text and the sense of looking into the past or into a secret past.
That deconstruction of an existing book and re-shaping it embraces my fondness of cutting, pasting, carving, collaging, sketching, painting, photographing and sculpting.