Bookmarking Book Art — Long-Bin Chen

This video accompanies the exhibition entitled Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art.  Curated by Karen Ann Myers, Assistant Director of the Halsey Institute, Rebound brings together the work of Doug Beube, Long-Bin Chen, Brian Dettmer, Guy Laramée, and Francesca Pastine.   Of the five, Chen and Laramée's pieces have the greatest superficial resemblance to one another,... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Karine (France’s answer to the Mystery Book Artist of Edinburgh)

"Encore une fois bienvenue dans les coulisses de mon prochain défi: faire entrer un peu de poésie à l'intérieur d'une cloche de verre avec pour point de départ un vieux livre dépoussiéré de J. Feildel: Le Jardin - 1942." For those who enjoy the work of the Mystery Book Artist of Edinburgh (MBAE), the details... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Barbara Tetenbaum

Here is another instance of "reverse" ekphrasis.   When a writer creates poetry or prose in response to a work of art, that is an ekphrastic work.  Think of John Keats and "Ode to a Grecian Urn," William Carlos Williams and his poems inspired by Breughel, Randall Jarrell's "The Bronze David of Donatello" or Mark Doty's... Continue Reading →

Bookmark – Education for the Future of Publishing

When it comes to acquiring skills and professional training in book publishing, from the early days of the printing press onwards, learning by doing has been book publishing's order of the day.  Consider the following interview exchange between Mac Slocum (Tools of Change) and Theodore Gray (The Elements): . MS: What skills -- or people with... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art — Sam Winston

Presented here is an ongoing exploration of Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’ and Ruth Padel’s ‘Darwin, A Life In Poems’. I initially separated the text of these two books into nouns verbs, adjectives & other. I wanted to present a visual map of how a scientist and a poet use language – a... Continue Reading →

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Bookmarking Book Art — Justin James Reed

  2013 is apparently a booklet of blank pages, until the lights go out and the reader begins to search the pages with the ultraviolet flashlight that accompanies the book in its archival box. Is this reading with one's whole body? The tactile nature of a book takes on more than three-dimensionality through the pages' reaction... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art — Paul Forte

Transformed Volumes | Exhibition of Artist’s Bookworks | Numéro Cinq. Paul Forte has assembled a display of his own bookworks and those of Doug Beube, Claire Dannenbaum, Donna Ruff, Jacqueline Rush Lee and Irwin Susskind for the Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI, June 15 to July 13. Douglas Glover's Numéro Cinq provides an excellent venue for Forte's introduction to this... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art — Jacqueline Rush Lee

From the artist's website: Jacqueline has been working with books for fifteen years and is recognized for working with the book form. Her artworks are featured in blogs, magazines, books and international press. Selected bibliography include: BOOK ART: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books; PAPERCRAFT: Design and Art with Paper and PLAYING WITH BOOKS:... Continue Reading →

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