Books On Books Collection – Abecedaries (in progress)

Islam Aly, 28 Letters

Marion Bataille, ABC3D

Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Alphabet of Bones

Russell Maret, Hungry Dutch

Scott McCarney, Alphabook 3

Cathryn Miller, L is for Lettering

Movable Books Society, A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering

Suzanne Moore, A Blind Alphabet

Ludwig Zeller, Alphacollage

Further Reading

ABCs“, Bookmarking Book Art, 29 November 2015.

Books On Books Collection – Marion Bataille

ABC3D (2008)

ABC3D (2008)
Marion Bataille
Hardcover, paper on board, with holograph on front cover; H187 x 147 x D44 mm; 36 pop-up or movable pages. Acquired from Amazon.de, 31 May 2018.

“A” to “Z”

Becoming a “B”

“C” revealing a “D”

“X” sliding to “Y”

Although this book is available at retail, it is a delicate work. With small removable protective slips of paper inserted at points of friction, it is not a work to pull off the shelf, flip through and replace casually. “Flipping through” misses too much anyway. These are pages to tease apart, peer between, draw taut with fingers and thumbs holding the opposite edges tight, and work back and forth gently to appreciate the engineering.

Further Reading and Viewing

ABCs: Bookmarking Book Art”, Books On Books, 29 November 2015.

ABC3D video from the publisher Albin Michel/Roaring Brook Press.

Books by Marion Bataille and Complete Book Reviews”, Publishers Weekly, 18 August 2008. Accessed 25 March 2020.

Bataille, Marion. 10 (Paris: Albin Michel, 2010).

Bataille, Marion. AOZ (Paris: Le Trois Ourses, 2016).

Bataille, Marion. Bruits (Paris: Thierry Magnier, 2016).

Bataille, Marion. Numéro (Paris: Albin Michel, 2013).

Bataille, Marion. Vues/Lues (Paris: 2018, Éditions Zeug, 2018).