Tag Archives: Brian Dettmer

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 … Continue reading

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Bookmarking Book Art – Large-Scale Installations

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”, … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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