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 – Merike van Zanten

The passage here, rendered by blind embossing on lead and metal paint, comes from Primo Levi's essay on lead in his book The Periodic Table. It reminds me of Anselm Kiefer's lead books with wings (The Language of the Birds, 2013), which you can read about here: http://wp.me/p2AYQg-Lu. It's a curious, leaden but uplifting, fitting but outrageous conjunction: Van... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art — Noriko Ambe

I first came across Noriko Ambe's book art in 2013 through her site and MoMA's Inside/Out. Two years later and preparing to attend the closing of Yale University Art Gallery's special exhibition of Allan Chasanoff's collection of book art, I spotted her Basic Sketch Book. The latter provided me with a way of making sense of what... Continue Reading →

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 →

Bookmarking Book Art — Flight of the Mystery Book Artist of Edinburgh

The Mystery Book Artist of Edinburgh has delivered by post a third sculpture in a bird-inspired series to the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust (EUCL).   For aficionados of the MBAE, the EUCL site provides the most comprehensive source to date of links and media on the artist's work.  As well, the MBAE's Twitter address... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art — Long-Bin Chen

This video accompanies the exhibition entitled Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art.  Curated by Karen Ann Myers, Assistant Director of the Halsey Institute, Rebound brings together the work of Doug Beube, Long-Bin Chen, Brian Dettmer, Guy Laramée, and Francesca Pastine.   Of the five, Chen and Laramée's pieces have the greatest superficial resemblance to one another,... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Karine (France’s answer to the Mystery Book Artist of Edinburgh)

"Encore une fois bienvenue dans les coulisses de mon prochain défi: faire entrer un peu de poésie à l'intérieur d'une cloche de verre avec pour point de départ un vieux livre dépoussiéré de J. Feildel: Le Jardin - 1942." For those who enjoy the work of the Mystery Book Artist of Edinburgh (MBAE), the details... 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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