Bookmarking Book Art – On the Origin of Species

It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent on each other in so complex... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Large-Scale Installations, Update 20170609

In her note in BookRiot, Nikki Steele takes Brian Dettmer's  TED talk remark that books are created to relate to our human scale and builds on it elegantly, if all too briefly, by bringing together the installation works "Literature versus Traffic", "Scanner", "Book Cell", "Singularity", "Biographies" and "Contemporaries". She's not the first to provide a Pinterest-... Continue Reading →

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Bookmarking Book Art – Mending Pages

William Dean Minter, Senior Book Conservator in the Digitization and Preservation Department at Pennsylvania State University drew my attention to these images. At first, they reminded me of passages in Annie Tremmel Wilcox's A Degree of Mastery, in which she describes mending rare books with kozo paper under the hawkeye of the late Bill Anthony. Then, dreamcatchers sprang to... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – “I placed a jar in Tennessee,/ …”

Hollie Berry has two brief posts on book art at Book Arts at The Open Press (BA@TOP), a supportive community of book artists in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for whom The Open Press provides access to printmaking, book arts, and letterpress classes, workshops and equipment. Her first post offers as examples of the breadth of book art: Dan Essig, Sandy Webster, Brian... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – “Previously on …”

"Previously on ..."  Say the phrase and most listeners' brains switch to a favorite channel and television series. It is part of our vernacular. It instantly evokes a compound state of remembering and anticipating. Myriapod Productions embodies that state of mind in its animated alphabet-book film series Mysteries of Vernacular. Each book for each letter is... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Exhibit at the Grosvenor Rare Book Room

"There is art to be found in science books and science to be found in artist’s books." The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library has been kind enough to share the exhibit labels for its display held in March this year in the Grosvenor Rare Book Room. The section devoted to "Artist’s Book History" begins... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Update to “Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art”

Watch Brian Dettmer's delightful TED talk here. More about his work and his contemporaries follows: Three book artists previously featured here at BooksOnBooks -- Doug Beube, Brian Dettmer and Guy Laramée -- were showcased in this exhibition curated by Karen Ann Myers at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, South Carolina.... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art — “Out of Print: Altered Books”, A Virtual Exhibition

In November 2012, the Bakersfield Museum of Art exhibited "Out of Print: Altered Books", the book as a sculptural object. Ten contemporary artists, some of whose works have been bookmarked here, participated:   Doug Beube, Alex Queral, Jacqueline Rush Lee, Mike Stilkey, Jim Rosenau, Guy Laramee, Cara Barer, Robert The, Brian Dettmer and Mary Ellen... 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

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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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