Bookmarking Book Art – in medias res – Diane Stemper

In the middle of a shelf in Diane Stemper's Ohio home, Umberto Eco's Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages sits bookended, on the left, by two books about Francis Bacon and, on the right, by a small monograph on Pierre Bonnard and another book Art and Culture of Japan. The books are not organized alphabetically or chronologically.... Continue Reading →

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Bookmarking Book Art – “The Cutting Edge of Reading: Artists’ Books”

Renée Riese Hubert and Judd D. Hubert's The Cutting Edge of Reading: Artists' Books (Granary Books, 1999) is a signal work of appreciation and analysis of book art.  Nearly twenty years on, it can be read and appreciated itself more vibrantly with a web browser open alongside it. To facilitate that for others, here follows... Continue Reading →

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Bookmarking Book Art — Large-Scale Book Art Installations

Anouk Kruithof's massive wall of colored books echoes two leitmotivs in book art -- the installation and the presumed disappearance of the book in the onslaught of digital media. Reminiscent of pixels on the computer screen, the work is entitled Enclosed Content Chatting Away In The Colour Invisibility and consists of over 3,500 books rescued from the... Continue Reading →

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Bookmarking Book Art – Vienna Romanée, updated 20170830

From 4 June to 29 October, Vienna Romanée's "Data Sewing Project" will be on display (and growing) in the Coda Paper Art 2017 exhibition at the Coda Museum in Apeldoorn. These snippets of data from newspapers are sewn together with human hair. Also on display will be Fingerprint 1.1, a painstakingly created sculpture of a fingerprint... Continue Reading →

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Bookmark – Aldus@SFU.com

The Aldus@SFU site (Simon Fraser University) provides access to 21 of the 106 volumes in the Wosk-McDonald collection. In addition, there are background essays from rare book authority Rebecca Romney, scholar John Willinsky and novelist Robin Sloan. Taken together with the online project at the University of Glasgow Library, the John Rylands Library exhibition of Aldines... Continue Reading →

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Bookmarking Book Art – Chris Ruston

Ruston's art celebrates the natural world and human spirit, inviting viewers "to follow, to unravel secrets, and to pay close attention to the world around them". Part of a series called Ocean Blue, the book She Returns uses a double concertina fold and ink on Fabriano watercolor paper to invite us to follow the image of a leatherback turtle making... Continue Reading →

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Bookmarking Book Art – A “white book report” on “The White Heat” at MARC STRAUS

Dare you see a soul at the white heat? Then crouch within the door. Red is the fire’s common tint; But when the vivid ore Has sated flame’s conditions, Its quivering substance plays Without a color but the light Of unanointed blaze. Least village boasts its blacksmith, Whose anvil’s even din Stands symbol for the... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Louisa Boyd

Through abstraction and symbol, Louisa Boyd's art focuses on sense of place and our intrinsic connection to nature. The titles of three of her artist's book series - Infinity, Landscape, and Mapping - and those of the book art in them - Aether (2013), A Walk (2001), and Cartography I (2014)  - reflect that focus. How she manages abstract... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Susan E. King

Susan E. King's works held at the Corcoran Gallery and College of Art & Design in Washington, DC. RECORD Copy: 1 ARTISTS BOOKS Call Number: NE508 .K55 1976 Status: Non-Circulating Item ID: 52672010188608 Collection Type: ARTISTS BOOKS Media: ARTIST-BOOK Author: King, Susan Elizabeth, 1947- Title Statement: Lessons from the South / [text and design by Susan... Continue Reading →

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Text in Art

Material, Time-based and Interactive

fibonaccisusan

Mathematical Art

Curated by Robert Bolick

Curated by Robert Bolick

Curated by Robert Bolick

Paper Scissors Stone

Taking paper beyond the page

Studio 5 Book Arts

Curated by Robert Bolick

Threadborne

Fibre Art, Eco Printing, Artists' Books, Vintage Textiles

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