Books On Books Collection – A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering

A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering (2018)
Movable Books Society
Box 8.75” wide x 6.75” deep x 4” tall, 26 cards 6” x 8”

Intro page designed by Bruce Foster

Letter A by Simon Arizpe and Letter B by Camille Magaud

Letter C by Peter Dahmen and Letter D by Dorothy Yule

ASimon Arizpe
BCamille Magaud
CPeter Dahmen
DDorothy Yule
EEric Broekhuis
FYoojin Kim
GJess Tice-Gilbert
HAngelo Ferrari
ILena Ignestam
JHiromi Takeda
KRob Kelly
LCourtney McCarthy
MWai-Yin Kwan
NKelli Anderson
OKyle Olmon
PMaike Biederstaedt
QAurore Le Vilain
RJulie Charvet
SIsabel Uria
TSheila Hirata
UShelby Arnold
VDamien Prud’homme
WShawn Sheehy
XKatherine Belsey
YTina Yeung
ZYevgeniya Yeretskaya
List of contributors from Movable Books Society site.

Published to commemorate the Movable Books Society’s 25th anniversary, A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering is aptly subtitled. A video created by Christopher Helkey gives 26 brief cameos to the artists above in which they demonstrate those marvels.

Further Reading

ABCs“, Bookmarking Book Art, 29 November 2015.

Abecedaries I (in progress)“, Books On Books Collection, 29 March 2020.

Bookmarking Book Art – MIT’s Rotch Library

Rotch Library offers a small but growing collection of contemporary artists’ books. The collection focuses on artists’ books published from the 20th century to the present and explores a range of techniques and technologies employed by the books’ creators.

See also

Bookmarking Book Art - David M. Moyer | Books On Books |
Yellow Submarine? Monty Python? Heath Robinson? Rube Goldberg? Hieronymus Bosch? Albrecht Durer? Quentin Massys? Whatever the influence, David M. Moyer has created choice work under The Red Howler Press. MIT has chosen well.
Errantry (2008)
Werner Pfeiffer

Errantry, a 27-foot scroll housed in a howitzer shell casing, is inspired by Der Triumphzug Kaiser Maximilians or The Triumphal Procession of the Emperor Maximilian (1515), a series of 130 woodcuts by Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473-1531) and others, about which Pfeiffer comments: “One of the dominant features in this document is the militant nature of many of the characters depicted, as well as their posture in parading their arms on horse, by carriage or on foot.” The text in Errantry draws from a poem of the same name in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth mythology. The source poem, composed by Bilbo Baggins, describes one of his quest adventures in the usual self-aggrandizing yet self-pitying tone. As a model for Pfeiffer’s text, it makes the digitally printed images of war all the more horrible.

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