Monthly Archives: May 2015

Bookmarking Book Art – Giorgio & Giulio Maffei

The Studio Bibliografico Giorgio Maffei specializes in original texts and book art by twentieth century visual and literary avant-garde artists such Baldessari, Lewitt, Munari, Man Ray, Ruscha and Warhol among others. Recently the owner’s son – Giulio Maffei – “started making film as … Continue reading

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Bookmarking Book Art – Merike van Zanten

The passage here, rendered by blind embossing on lead and metal paint, comes from Primo Levi’s essay on lead in his book The Periodic Table. It reminds me of Anselm Kiefer’s lead books with wings (The Language of the Birds, 2013), … Continue reading

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Bookmarking Book Art – in medias res … Andrew Hayes

When Andrew Hayes told me it was e.e. cummings’ 100 poems he had found in the middle of the stacks of books awaiting a bookshelf he planned to build, I winced. Cummings has always been hard for me to figure. … Continue reading

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