Category Archives: Future of the Book

Bookmarking Book Art – Amaranth Borsuk

Created for the November 2016 issue of The Bellingham Review, “Abra: The Kinetic Page” is a polymorphic tour de force – online prose poem, video, review of and homage to an installation at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA, in 2014 and a … Continue reading

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Bookmark – HYPNOCAROMACHIA _9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9

  Last year 2015 was the 500th anniversary of the death of Aldus Manutius, publisher of Hypnerotomachia Poliphili -“Poliphilo’s Dream of Strife with Love” -(1499). To mark the start of the second half millennium of the evolving book, we have an … Continue reading

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Bookmarking Book Art – Helen Douglas, Podcast by Bookbinding Now

On the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Weproductions, Brandon Graham interviewed by Helen Douglas in 2011.  The podcast provided by Bookbinding Now is available here and is a companion piece to Journal of Artist Books, No. 30. Douglas’s comments on the concertina or … Continue reading

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Bookmarking Book Art – The Arion Press, Andrew Hoyem

Anthony Bourdain, the American chef and television personality, has a series called Raw Craft on YouTube in which The Balvenie Distillery funds his visits and interviews to celebrate craftsmen and craftswomen. The fifth in the series takes Bourdain to meet … Continue reading

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Bookmark – “Book Sleuthing” with Leah Price

Leah Price – Harvard professor and author – has more than a bit of fun in her online course called “Book Sleuthing” in the EdX massive online open course (MOOC). Price’s imagination overcomes the clunky Mirador tech and screen nav … Continue reading

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Bookmarking Book Art – Ida Gerhardt

Ida Gerhardt (1905-1997, Dutch). A well-loved poet of the last century. In English the title is somewhere between “inalienable” and “freehold”, and the poem begins This will not be taken from us: reading Breathlessly the page turning, Far away, far from … Continue reading

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Bookmark – Iain Pears, Arcadia. The Future of Narrative?

In “The Scholarly Kitchen“, Joseph Esposito writes: “I suspect that the multiple narratives of Pears’s fiction will someday find an analogue in expository writing that enables intersections of one theme or thread with another, which would provide, as it were, … Continue reading

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