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Bookmarking Book Art -- Malena Valcárcel

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Hand folded book. This is a book sculpture, altered book, made by folding the pages of a book to create this beautiful figure which will
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Elegant craft work.

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Bookmarking Book Art - Abby Schoolman, "American Bound"

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The San Francisco Bay Area is a hotbed of book arts with a long-standing tradition of French-style binding. Historically, binding in the Northeast US owes more to the English and Germans. I’m not going to discuss dates, patterns of immigration and migration, or happenstance. The research has been done and written about by actual binder-scholars. I refer you to the index to the journal of the Guild of Bookworkers. These days, in San Francisco, you can get excellent training in both French and English binding methods from the many binders who reside and teach in the area.
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Here is the index referenced above (https://guildofbookworkers.org/sites/guildofbookworkers.org/files/journal/journal_index.pdf).  Look for "Teaching Genealogies of American Hand Bookbinders" by Tom Conroy, XXVIII:1–2, 25 (Spring–Fall 1990).


Conroy has also created a genealogy of English bookbinders that can be found here: 

http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/abbey/an/an14/an14-1/an14-111.html.


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Bookmarking Book Art - Bettina Pauly

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German-born book artist, living in San Francisco and working at the Academy of Art University, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, and the San Francisco Center for the Book

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An outstanding leporello book (accordion book) in a Solander box (clamshell book box). Visit the site here: http://bettina-pauly.com/

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Bookmarking Book Art - The Mysterious Wunderkabinett by Hedi Kyle

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Hedi Kyle Wunderkabinett Of all of the book and paper structures invented by Hedi Kyle over her long and inspiring career, one very mysterious Hedi marvel has drawn much curiosity and several questions from artists: the Wudnerkabinett or...
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Or maybe that should be "bookflagging book art"? 

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Bookmarking Book Art - Mending Pages

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Bookmarking the Evolution of the Book / Curated by Robert Bolick
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Kintsugi and book conservation?

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Bookmarking Book Art - Daniel E. Kelm

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Minnesotan, based in Easthamption, MA. Born 1951. Inventor of "wire edge binding", see image above. 


The online exhibition "Poetic Science" can be found here, one of the few book art exhibitions that makes an effort to demonstrate the movement and articulation of the works. 

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Bookmarking Book Art - Xylotheks

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A xylothek (from the Greek for tree, xylon, and storing place, theke) is an object where the container is a fundamental component of the contents. The term...
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Exquisite. Am off to Kew to spot the specimen held there.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Aldus Manutius

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Late afternoon before the long worn wooden benches in the Bodleian's Convocation Hall, Oren Margolis served his audience well, providing them with a richer appreciation of the "finest printed book of the entire Renaissance"* - the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili - and of its publisher Aldus Manutius.

 

Drawing our attention to the more sculptural qualities of Venetian Renaissance printed books over the Florentine and to the  evidence of the humanist agenda that drove Manutius, he led us to the page where Poliphilo (lover of all things, but in particular Polia, the ideal woman pursued to the end of the book) stands before a carving that foreshadows the Aldine Press device: a dolphin entwined around the shank of an anchor. The Aldine Press device was inspired by a similar image on an ancient Roman coin given by Pietro Bembo to Aldus, who wrongly associated it with Augustus and his proverb "Make haste slowly" and adopted both for his printing and publishing business. 

 

Erasmus praised Aldus, saying that he was "building a library which knows no walls save those of the world itself". Five hundred years after Aldus's death, publishers continue to make haste slowly - at least in the eyes of most of their authors - and this has led many to try their hand at self-publishing over the internet. Now, the walls of that analog "world itself" have fallen. The Digital Public Library of the World beckons. But arriving there, will we - like Poliphilo in concluding his struggle to possess Polia - wake to find that it was all a dream?

 

*Alexander Lawson. The Anatomy of a Typeface. Jaffrey, NH: Godine, 1990. 

 

 

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Bookmarking Book Art - Washington, DC

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Thank you, Smithsonian Libraries. 

http://collections.si.edu/search/exhibitsmap.htm

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Bookmarking Book Art - Marilyn R. Rosenberg

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Nance Van Winckel interviews Marilyn R. Rosenberg for Numéro Cinq.


Via Chris Lott
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"... how do all components, word meld into image, image size happen next to word size? How do I select hue, value and blank and filled areas?  How does relationship and interaction and placement of each component happen?  Balance is based on many things: sometimes the influence of the ground, i.e. the page, size, paper, book, either found or ready to be created with my own binding; each choice, alone or in combination with mark-making materials, adds and alters compositions, in variations, within a singular statement." Marilyn R. Rosenberg in conversation with Nancy Van Winckel

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Bookmarking Book Art - Jessica Drenk

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Jessica Drenk, American, 1980

Carving 12 is in the Allan Chasanoff Collection

Yale University Art Gallery

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Bookmarking Book Art - Beth Thielen

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Artist and writer Beth Thielen will lecture as part of ARTSpeak's series, "Open Book: Conversations on Art and the Book" on February 14th, 2013, in the Katie Murphy Auditorium at FIT. The talk will...
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In case you missed this like me ...  

Also see http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/bwr08/bw1.htm.

An instance of this work is in the Allan Chasanoff collection at the Yale University Art Museum, but it has been on loan at Artspace in New Haven, which has been good enough to post a video of the workings of "The Tower": https://artspacenh.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/1358/

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Bookmarking Book Art - Xu Bing

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Xu Bing, Chinese-born artist living in the US.
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Xu Bing's book works represent a significant part of his portfolio. See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/red-book#sthash.kWtR2FGm.dpuf[/caption]
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Bookmarking Book Art - Ama Bolton, barleybooks

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UK book artist.

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Added to the list of blogs followed by BooksOnBooks, barleybooks showcases the work of the Artists' Book Club Dove and Ama Bolton, who manages to join music and art into book art.

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Bookmarking Book Art - University of Iowa Special Collections & Gaylord Schanilec

"The Slapdown" and more via Vine by Special Collections

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Further down in the Special Collections' Vine vignettes is the opening of Lac des Pleurs: Report from Lake Pepin by Gaylord Schanilec.   If you missed the New York Times article about Schanilec and his seven-years-long project, here it is: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/arts/design/artists-find-an-audience-for-painstaking-letterpress-printing.html?_r=0.

 

And here is Schanilec speaking at the Grolier Club on the art of color wood engraving: https://vimeo.com/65731493.

 

See more at: http://www.oakknoll.com/pages/books/123994/lac-des-pleurs-report-from-lake-pepin?utm_source=Lac+des+Pleurs+-+Midnight+Paper+Sales&utm_campaign=Lac+des+Pleurs+%28Schanilec%29&utm_medium=email#sthash.DZnhKOa6.dpuf. ;

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Bookmarking Book Art - Portable Book-Shaped Light ... Tengo sindrome de artista

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asylum-art:
“Lumio: Portable Book-Shaped Light
Architect Max Gunawan designed a portable book-shaped light that can be mistaken for an ordinary hard cover, but once opened, Lumio turns out to be a...
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Books enlighten.

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Bookmarking Book Art - Frances Kiernan

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Based in Richmond, UK.

 

"All the Prints I've Made this Year" (2011), above, was on display at The Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Richmond, from 29 September 2014 through 14 February 2015 and displays Kiernan's mastery of the flag book form.

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Bookmarking Book Art - Seductive Alchemy at Texas Woman's University

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"This exhibition also marked the 30th anniversary of Book and Paper Arts at Texas Woman’s University. Established in 1983, the curriculum began with the assistance of a collaborative research grant awarded to Professors Susan kae Grant and Corky Stuckenbruck. University funds, along with faculty and community donations, enabled the purchase of equipment to build the program, which currently serves as a minor within the MFA in Visual Arts."

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The file for the catalog of this exhibition is rightly labeled "teaser". Ten illustrations from 28 pages are viewable at http://www.seductivealchemy.net/about.html.

It's worth a look for the Daniel Kelm piece above and those by Macy Chadwick, Sarah Bryant, Aileen Bassis and Ken Campbell. Ruth Rogers guest-curated the show, which included among others Amaranth Borsuk, Steven Daiber, Johanna Drucker, Karen Hanmer, Susan E. King, Barbara Tetenbaum, Sam Winston and Rutherford Witthus. Enough to remind us that we have a vigorous new century of book art developing.

To purchase the catalog, go here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/879558?__r=565257
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Bookmarking Book Art - Kathleen Sawyer

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Carnivore Incarnate.
Part one of the Bitten triptych; a work that uses the ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ fable as a rough framework to explore werewolfism as a metaphor for female puberty. Like the lupine...
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With a decade or more of the kitchy infection of vampirism, werewolfism, zombie-ism afflicting global culture, someone in the pictorial and sculptural arts has raised this closer to art of late: South African Kathleen Sawyer.  

 

See Parts Two and Three of the Bitten triptych to see what I mean. Part Two: http://katsaw.com/post/92630089421/the-path-of-needles-second-instalment-of-the

Part Three: http://katsaw.com/post/95544584521/the-path-of-pins-third-and-final-instalment-of

 

Inspired by Angela Carter's "The Company of Wolves", Sawyer has built her triptych of book art from three Moleskine sketchbooks displaying artistic craft that extends from ink drawing to collage and both sewn accordion-book and tunnel-book construction. She has labored in the vineyard as an intern at the New York Center for Book Arts. Here's hoping it or some gallery will repay the effort by importing and displaying this South African red for further exploration.

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Bookmarking Book Art - Bibliothecaphilia

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MASS MoCA Presents: Bibliothecaphilia in our Galleries on On view now
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If you're near at all, swing by the Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams) and watch book art in motion.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Arthur Jaffe

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Arthur Jaffe and his wife Mata were a bulwark in support of book artists. The collection they donated to Florida Atlantic University in 1998 and continued to grow with purchases is extraordinary in its more than 6000 titles and ephemera and in its quality.

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From the Jaffe Center site:  "The Jaffe Center for Book Arts revolves around the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection: Books as Aesthetic Objects. ... The Jaffe Collection houses numerous smaller collections, including ... Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, a collection of broadsides printed by members of The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition--a group of international poets, writers, printers and artists creating literary broadsides in response to the March 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street, the historic bookselling district and intellectual center of Baghdad." 

 

It is somehow fitting that Arthur Jaffe left the world on the 500th anniversary of Aldus Manutius' death. For more on Jaffe's legacy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMDd-P3WY7g

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykujIzV8OZw&__scoop_post=89182d90-acc7-11e4-f95c-842b2b775358&__scoop_topic=808076#__scoop_post=89182d90-acc7-11e4-f95c-842b2b775358&__scoop_topic=808076

 

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Bookmarking the Art of Reading - Michael Sowa

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Visit Biblioklept for more art of reading.

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Thanks, Biblioklept.  I hope that Andrei Kurkov is writing another "penguin" mystery and comes across this painting by Michael Sowa!

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Bookmark - 100+ Self-Portraits

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Through a selection of over 100 self-portraits by a wide-range of artists, including Anthony van Dyck, Louise Bourgeois, John Constable, Tracey Emin, Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Sarah Lucas, JMW Turner, and Andy Warhol­­­, “Self" attempts to re-evaluate self-portraiture in the 21st century from the angles of history, celebrity, collecting, gender, and mortality.
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There's an exhibit on in Margate, Kent (on the east coast of England).

 

"On Margate sands.

I can connect

Nothing with nothing."  

The Waste Land, Part III - Fire Sermon, T.S. Eliot

 

And now

on digital sands.

Anything with everything.

BooksOnBooks, 20150201

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Bookmarking Book Art - Geographies: New England Book Work, 2014 to 2015

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WILLIAMSTOWN >> In the fall of 1906, 42 binders and artisans founded the National Guild of Book Workers in New York to show their work in illuminating, printing and binding, calligraphy, papermaking, and design and leatherwork.
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Geographies: New England Book Work opened March 3, 2014 at the Rhode Island School of Design’s Fleet Library in Providence, Rhode Island.  The exhibit has since toured to the Pope-Cheney Art Studio, Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME (June 16 – August 22, 2014), the Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (September 8 – December 12, 2014) and now the Williams College Library, Williamstown, MA (January 12 – March 20, 2015).  From there, it will move to Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH (April 6- August 21, 2015) and finish at the Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT (September 16 – October 9, 2015).

 Artists involved include Cathy Adelman, Susan Bonthron, Marianna Brotherton, Patty Bruce, Bexx Caswell, Elizabeth Curran, Eric Drzewianowski, Penelope Hall, Karen Hanmer, Barbara Adams Hebard, Deborah Howe, Nancy Leavitt, Anne McLain, Nancy H. Nitzberg, John Nove, Jan Owen, Graham Patten, Todd Pattison, Lindsley Elisa Hand Rice, Sarah M. Smith, Pamela Spitzmueller, Julie B. Stackpole, Gerritt VanDerwerker, Laurie Whitehill Chong, Rutherford Witthus, and Stephanie Wolff.


 

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Bookmarking Book Art - Gülşen Çalik

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Gülsen Calik - pronounced Güshenn Chalik - is a New York-based artist.
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