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 – 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 — 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 – “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 — Paul Forte

Transformed Volumes | Exhibition of Artist’s Bookworks | Numéro Cinq. Paul Forte has assembled a display of his own bookworks and those of Doug Beube, Claire Dannenbaum, Donna Ruff, Jacqueline Rush Lee and Irwin Susskind for the Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI, June 15 to July 13. Douglas Glover's Numéro Cinq provides an excellent venue for Forte's introduction to this... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art — Jacqueline Rush Lee

From the artist's website: Jacqueline has been working with books for fifteen years and is recognized for working with the book form. Her artworks are featured in blogs, magazines, books and international press. Selected bibliography include: BOOK ART: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books; PAPERCRAFT: Design and Art with Paper and PLAYING WITH BOOKS:... 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 →

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