Monthly Archives: April 2013

Bookmarking the Objectification of the Book

The book as object is not new.  Think of Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. What might be remarkable — or book-markable — is whether the surge in objectifying the book through sumptuous illumination, miniaturization or the creation … Continue reading

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Bookmark – The Implacability of Books

Author of The Things Things Say, Jonathan Lamb has trawled the Internet Archive to link us to 18th and early 19th century examples of the “it-narrative,” stories told from the perspective of a thing such as a watch, a coin … Continue reading

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Bookmarking a Book Burning – II

Ferris Jabr’s article “The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens” in Scientific American (April 11, 2013) revisits the themes raised in Maryanne Wolf’s Proust and the Squid mentioned in the previous posting.   Jabr highlights much … Continue reading

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Bookmarking Book Art — Thomas Wightman

Update:  TW’s latest work. If it’s didactic, is it art?    By his own words, Thomas Wightman’s bookworks are intended as a vehicle for a message. This project was to describe aspects of my final year project theme and primary … Continue reading

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Bookmarking Book Art — Mandy Brannan

London’s 30 St Mary Axe is fondly referred to as “The Gherkin,” which a glimpse of the building on the skyline proves unmistakeably appropriate.  Mandy Brannan’s bookwork homage to The Gherkin is as architecturally intricate as the building’s cladding, and somehow … Continue reading

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Bookmarking Book Art — Heather Hunter

“Environmental memories,” not just of places but of cherished objects held in the hand, are Hunter’s chief inspiration, and the design of her bookworks is intended through touch, reading and exploration to evoke in the reader “unique feelings that become … Continue reading

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