Bookmarking Book Art — in medias res … Math Monahan

Math Monahan's installation Specimen is book art that cannot be ignored. [ The book is an organism.  It lived, spread all over the world and, some would consider, is endangered today.  These creatures have a life of their own.  They manifest themselves in many forms but where did they come from?  If they are animals of paper... Continue Reading →

Bookmark — The evolution of bookselling

No good history of the book in the late 20th and early 21st century will overlook this part of the book's value chain.  In covering the earlier eras, the outstanding historians -- Chartier, Davenport, Eisenstein, Johns,  Lefèbvre and Martin,  McMurtrie,  Pettegree, Pollard, and Suarez -- touch on distribution and retail to varying degrees.  When it... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Franziska, a typeface

The Fine Press Book Association’s inaugural Student Type Design Competition sprang from the hope that by building bridges between printers and young type designers we might end up creating new material resources for the fine press community. A PDF document called the Making of Franziska - a hybrid text-face between slab and serif is available for downloading.... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art — Math Monahan

Math Monahan's installation Specimen could hardly be more appropriate for the attention of Books on Books. [ The book is an organism.  It lived, spread all over the world and, some would consider, is endangered today.  These creatures have a life of their own.  They manifest themselves in many forms but where did they come... Continue Reading →

The ALA’s Proposals on Ebooks in Libraries

The American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.   In it, Beverly Goldberg writes, "the ALA today released “Ebook Business Models for Public Libraries” (PDF file) a report that describes general features and attributes of the current ebook environment and outlines constraints and restrictions of... Continue Reading →

Bookmark – The “LookStore” and, Now, “Wall to Wall-papered Books”

These are Tony Sanfilippo's slides used for his Ignite presentation at the 2012 meeting of the Association of American University Presses.    The slides have been transferred to YouTube with a voiceover. As the book evolves, so too the ways in which it reaches us, or we reach it.  We have lived through one stage... Continue Reading →

An E-Reader Annotation Mini-Manifesto

Teleread and an employee of Readmill have begun a bookmarkable conversation about an important feature of books that must translate into the digital world:  shareable annotations. To share annotations in a print book, you have to lend the book or photocopy the relevant pages.  Currently, our e-incunabula thrash about in the barbwire of a three-way... Continue Reading →

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

See on Scoop.it - 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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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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