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Bookmark - The Medieval Page

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Medieval book historian at Leiden University, The Netherlands, Erik Kwakkel posts images of medieval books and shares what's special about them. ... (@erik_kwakkel).

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From 1375, a circular ballade inscribed in a treatise on music theory and notation (The Berkeley Theory Manuscript pp. ii + 62 + ii - Yellowish paper over stiff boards; quarter bound in brown leather. - Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), his n. 4450. - Emerson, Catalog of pre-1900 vocal manuscripts in the Music Library, University of California at Berkeley n. 693).  In an interesting use of the page, the song "En la maison Dedalus" (In the House of Dedalus) forms a maze at the center of which is the main character of the song, Ariadne, daughter of King Minos, for whom Dedalus designed the maze in which the Minotaur was held.


Aside from the highly expert content and pre-"Gödel Escher Bach"-ness of it, the artifact rewards thinking about this fundamental element of the codex - the page. Even if it had been displayed in a scroll, chances are that the song would have been demarcated within a series of  "paginae", the precursors of the codex's pages. Had it not, had it been embedded in a stream of text and rubrication, what would the effect be of the loss of enhanced discreteness? 

 

Next time you are scrolling down a seemingly unending well of content on a website screen, ask yourself whether the absence of the page affects your appreciation of what you are reading. Then consider the very different effect this page offers in contrast. 

 

Thanks to Erik Kwakkel for sharing. 

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Bookmarking Book Art - Betty Bright

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As an independent scholar and curator, Betty Bright explores the artists book and its larger interdisciplinary terrain, where art and literature engage with concept, format and material.
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Celebrating thirty years of curating, writing and highlight book art.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Andrew Hayes

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"When Sculpture Meets Literature: Passages by Andrew Hayes"
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See interview with Andrew Hayes here: http://wp.me/p2AYQg-St.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Anselm Kiefer

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUQuhoqTKtg&index=1&list=PLM4S2hGZDSE6zUBF1Qu9qe9tBIdyD5mSb First broadcast: Nov 2014. There is no-one quite like Ansel
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The five interviews with Kiefer by Alan Yentob, posted by "Art Documentaries" on YouTube.

See also http://wp.me/p2AYQg-Lu for a comparison of the book art of Werner Pfeiffer and Anselm Kiefer.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Luz Marina Ruiz 

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“Suspended in Time”, a Manna Gallery exhibition of innovative concepts by Luz Marina Ruiz. http://luzmarinaruiz.com/
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Colombian artist whose work might remind you of "In Mexico" by Helen Douglas.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Noriko Ambe

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From hundreds of layers of stacked paper Noriko Ambe creates these beautifully melodic topographic landscapes.
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Bookmarking Book Art - John Frederick Walker 

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This exhibition includes a selection of one-of-a-kind mixed-media works, all of which derive from altered books, or book fragments, transformed into meditations on lost, missing, or destroyed information.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Buzz Spector, Podcast "The Book Under (De-) Construction" now available

Bookmarking Book Art - Buzz Spector, Podcast "The Book Under (De-) Construction" now available | Books On Books | Scoop.it

"Buzz Spector is an internationally-known artist whose work makes frequent use of the book, both as subject and object, and is concerned with relationships between public history, individual memory, and perception. His work with altered found books dates back to 1981, and his collages incorporating dust jacket elements date from 1987."

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An hour-long talk by Spector http://www.bookbindingnow.com/.

At 6 minutes in, there is a wonderful riff on the book as elemental cultural artifact, being able to stand for each of the four elements. Here are links to the images to which Spector refers - so much more enjoyable to see as well as hear! http://wp.me/p2AYQg-Wv

Fire - "Smoke and Soot on Wood" Claudio Parmiggiani http://bortolamigallery.com/artist/claudio-parmiggiani/works/

Earth - "Book from the Sky" Xu Bing

Air - "Twister" Doug Beube

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Bookmarking Book Art - Guy Laramée (new work)

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Guy Laramée carves the pages of books into sculptural mountains with snow capped peaks and deep valleys. 
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Books On Books has bookmarked Guy Laramée previously here (http://wp.me/p2AYQg-4y). His work is also currently featured in the exhibition at the Everhart Museum in Scranton, PA, mentioned on 6 March 2016 here in http://www.scoop.it/t/books-on-books. ;

The Visual News review highlights the artist's message that the theme of his art is the "erosion of cultures" and an inevitable dissolution into the "cloud of unknowing". The more I see and enjoy Laramée's work, the more transcendent I find it. It echoes the Romantic sublime and offers a Zen-like fusion of joy and sorrow.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Lyall Harris

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Join us for a Virginia Festival of the Book event on Sunday, March 20 at Noon as book artist Lyall Harris (A Year in Books; 52 Weeks, 52 Books) shares examples
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Bookmarking Book Art - UC Santa Barbara, "Modes of Codex" exhibition

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The evolution of the book as a means of communication, as well as the history of book production, are reflected in a new exhibition at the UC Santa Barbara Library. “Modes of Codex: The Art of the Book from Medieval Fragments to Movable Type and Fine Press Printing” tells the tale of the written word, highlighting Mesopotamian tablets, the print revolution and the fine press printers ushering artistry back into bookmaking.
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Bookmark - Oliver Byrne’s "The Elements of Euclid"

Bookmark - Oliver Byrne’s "The Elements of Euclid" | Books On Books | Scoop.it
Amongst the stacks in St Andrews one can find some of the most stunning and renowned examples of mathematicians and artists collaborating or crossing boundaries to experiment largely with Euclid’s Elements and their complex problems, theorems and solutions: Luca Pacioli’s edition of Euclid and his collaboration with da Vinci in his Divina proportione, Apollonius’s Conics,…
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Although it was one of the few books displayed at the Great Exhibition of 1851, Byrne's book did not sell very well. Pickering remaindered over 75% of his print run. Taschen has revived it in facsimile though, and the entire book is available from the University of Toronto.

 

But the most extraordinary aspect - beyond the beautiful Baskerville, the layout, printing and survival of this book - is Byrne's teaching of geometry in colors rather than letters and numbers.

 

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Bookmark - St. Brigid Press, "A Letterpress Lexicon, Part 1"

Bookmark - St. Brigid Press, "A Letterpress Lexicon, Part 1" | Books On Books | Scoop.it

"... one of the things that has been
exceedingly enjoyable about learning the craft of traditional printing is
learning its associated lexicon ~ the words and phrases that identify
printing's particular tools and processes.

Today's three words are CHASE, FURNITURE, and QUOIN ..."

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Emily Hancock provides a definition of terms, sharp photos of the equipment and a video that brings the workings together in a brilliant "joinery" of metal, wood, bits and bytes.

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Bookmarking Book Art - Liu Wei

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Liu Wei “Density 1-6” 2013 books, steel, wood. Great exhibition @WhiteRabbitSyd https://t.co/F7IkHoT1QO
"Liu Wei creates an idiosyncratic system in which all materials - scrap metal, window frames and even the pages of books - are broken down into pure matter and re-ordered according to an unfamiliar set of governances and rules. The title for the exhibition, ‘Density’, evokes the spatial crowdedness of recent urban growth. It also suggests a metaphorical state of pressure and impenetrability, in which art poses questions and prompts new ways of thinking, rather than proclaiming ultimate truths." Description from Mason's Yard exhibition.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Hack the Book Festival 

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"Exploring the book as an evolving, visual and open medium: designers, artists, publishers, programmers, authors, poets, hackers and entrepreneurs were invited to a marathon on creative programming, design and entrepreneurial innovation which will redefine the book."
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Open & Hybrid Publishing, which drives Hack the Book, is supported by the Onassis Cultural Center as well as the Europeana Space Project (http://www.europeana-space.eu/).
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Bookmarking Book Art - Henri Matisse 

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This collection of 30 books illustrated by Henri Matisse reveals the intense effort that went into creating art that looked spontaneous and effortless.
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NYT review of the collection at the Morgan Library
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Bookmarking Book Art - Louisa Boyd

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This exhibition at jaggedart goes one step further by taking the idea of an artist’s book and making the book a piece of art in its own right....
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Bookmarking Book Art - Barbara Wildenboer

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Barbara Wildernboar, South African photographer and sculptor
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Bookmarking Book Art - Werner Pfeiffer

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"We are fortunate to have artist Werner Pfeiffer’s exhibit, Are Books Obsolete?  as the spring 2016 Special Collections/University Archives exhibit in Bertrand Library."
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Bookmarking Book Art - Edward Ruscha's Dutch cityscape

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Dutch Details features the architecture, canals and parks of Groningen, Netherlands.

Dutch Details, published in 1971 for the Sonsbeek exhibition “Sonsbeek Out of Bounds,” is a photo series that captures the austere nature of a Dutch cityscape. This oblong book with foldout pages contains a beautiful series of photographs that transplants the viewer directly into Dutch city life.

Three thousand copies of Dutch Details were printed, of which approximately 200 are said to have survived after most were mistakenly destroyed while being stored in a warehouse. Considered rare, the copy of Dutch Details in the auction is valued at $6,000-$8,000.

Each photo in Dutch Details is in square-format, not unlike today’s modern Instagram photos. The cozy urban aesthetic achieved in the photo series is inspirational for current photographers, but Ruscha is not one to take note of how influential or innovative his work is. In fact, what makes Ruscha’s photos so remarkable is just how effortless they appear, despite the large amount of time and creativity invested in them.
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Bookmarking Book art - Helen Hiebert

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EXHIBITION:

The Secret Life of Paper: 25 Years of Works in Paper by Helen Hiebert

April 9 – 29, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

Opening Friday, April 8, 6:00 – 9:00 


Hiebert creates installations, sculptures, films, artists’ books, and other works using handmade paper as her primary medium. This retrospective exhibition will be accompanied by a new full-color catalog of her extensive body of work.

Helen Hiebert is the author of five books including The Papermaker’s Companion, Playing with Pop-Ups, and Playing with Paper. She has taught all over the world at venues such as the PapierWespe in Austria, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Dieu Donné Papermill in New York, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Hiebert has served on the boards of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists and Hand Papermaking Magazine. You can find her work at helenhiebertstudio.com.

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Bookmarking Book Art - Wafaa Bilal

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Artist Wafaa Bilal constructed an art installation of blank books in which he hopes to replace with real ones and then use them to re-stock Baghdad libraries.
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Al-Mutanabbi Street "really" starts here. And here ... http://www.amsshdc2016.org/
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Bookmarking Book Art - At the Everhart Museum in Scranton, PA

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The Everhart Museum in Scranton's Nay Aug Park has launched a new exhibit.
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An intensely rich exhibit of leading book artists.
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Bookmarking Book Art - John Eric Broaddus

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John Eric Broaddus was one of the most inventive and creative artists to approach the book form. He was a prominent figure in the New York City art scene in the 1970s and 1980s as a costume designer and performer but also, perhaps most importantly, as an artist creating books. Most of them were one-of-a-kind books made in an era long before the book form had even a suggestion of acceptance within the art world. Today we call this rich genre artists’ books, but when Broaddus was working in the form, he was forging new territory.
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Bookmark - The Internet of Bookish Things

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In a blog post for Digital Book World, Andrew Rhomberg says the Internet of Bookish Things is creating new ways to understand how readers interact with books.
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In one sense, the "Internet of Things" is catching up with the Internet of eBooks. Andrew Rhomberg has kicked off a series of blogs for Digital Book World that explores that premise and more.

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Yaros Perez's curator insight, February 23, 1:05 PM

Interesante blog sobre este tema actual Internet of Things