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 – 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 – The Mystery Book Artist of Edinburgh & the Trick of the Light Theatre

Drawing to its close, does 2014 have any more treats or presents to bestow beyond the return of the Mystery Book Artist of Edinburgh and the debut of "The Bookbinder" from New Zealand's Trick of the Light Theatre? The MBAE has donated a new sculpture -- a fantastical paper replica of the 16th century merchant’s house known... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Helen Yentus

"This limited, numbered edition of Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea will be available on January 7th, 2014. Riverhead art director Helen Yentus and members of the MakerBot team designed the slipcase, and 200 of them will be made with the MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer with MakerBot PLA filament, a bioplastic made of corn, fabricated by... Continue Reading →

Bookmark – Ringing the Changes on “The End of Books” (2014)

Are we there yet? I mean the sesquicentenary of the premature announcement of the death of the book and such of its hangers as authors, readers and libraries.  I suppose I should be satisfied to have seen its centenary.  Robert Coover's essay in the New York Times (June 1992) marked it a bit early, echoing Louis Octave Uzanne's tongue-in-cheek knelling in... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art — Carl Pappenheim

Well-reviewed (see below), Spineless Classics -- Carl Pappenheim's prints that use all the words of a book to outline an emblematic image of the work -- raise questions unasked by the interviewers:  If we stand before a Spineless Classic and read it, does the experience of reading the book change?  How?  What is the difference... Continue Reading →

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

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