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 – New England Guild of Book Workers

For 2014-15, the New England Guild of Book Workers have organized a traveling exhibition: Geographies: New England Book Work, its itinerary covering each of the 6 New England states.  Last year, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the Wishcamper Center at the University of Southern Maine and the Bailey Howe Library at the University of Vermont hosted it.... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art — Fore-edge Printing and Painting: Book Art and the Book Arts Revealed

Chip Kidd's novel The Cheese Monkeys, designed as well by him, sports a printed fore-edge.  When the book is closed, the fore-edge is blank.  Fanned in one direction, it shows the sentence as seen in the photo below. Fanned in the opposite direction, the fore-edge displays another phrase: “Good Is Dead”. The printing process is well described in... Continue Reading →

Bookmark — Julia Chatfield’s Scrapbook 1845

Scrapbook - YouTube.  Jay Bachemin, Broadway Photography A young English woman, Julia Chatfield, brought the scrapbook in question to Ohio in 1845.   Gabrielle Fox's restoration work on the centerpiece and binding of this scrapbook housed in the archives of the Ursulines of Brown County (Ohio), the convent founded by Chatfield, is outstanding.  If the... Continue Reading →

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 the reader's own environmental memory."  Her artistic and literary influences and inspirations are an interesting... Continue Reading →

Bookmark — The ABC of Bookmarking

The British Library's "Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts" blog is a reliable source of visual delight and provocation to think about the interplay of the print and digital worlds.  It also prompts the application of Ezra Pound's critical technique of juxtaposing works, demonstrated so well in his The ABC of Reading. Earlier this year, Ann Tomalak, Conservator,... Continue Reading →

Ebook Timeline Updated – 20120806 – The BISG Endorses EPUB 3, Amazon UK Sells More Ebooks than Print

"The Book Industry Study Group (BISG), a leading U.S.-based trade association representing the entire book supply chain, announced today the publication of a new Policy Statement endorsing EPUB 3 as the accepted and preferred standard for  representing, packaging, and encoding structured and semantically enhanced Web content -- including XHTML, CSS, SVG, images, and other resources... Continue Reading →

Let us not to the marriage of print and digital admit impediments

See on - Books On Books The Bodleian is offering a prize draw to attract participation in its crowdfunding for the digitization of its First Folio. "Dr Paul Nash, an award-winning printer, will reprint Leonard Digges’s poem in praise of Shakespeare from the front matter of the First Folio. It will be printed on a... Continue Reading →

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