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Bookmarking Book art - Katherine Engen

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"A highlight of the exhibition is “Hand Over Your Book,” a display by Katherine Engen in which more than a dozen white hands hold a unique handmade book in their palm."

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At Overture Galleries in Madison, Wisconsin. www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Jukhee Kwon: "Objecthood" at Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan 

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Galleria Patricia Armocida is currently hosting a solo exhibition by Korean artist Jukhee Kwon (born 1981) titled "Objecthood" that will continue to run through February 17, 2017.The exhibit
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Bookmarking Book Art - Xu Bing 徐冰

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Born in Chongqing in 1955. Currently resides in New York. Trained at Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Áslaug Jónsdóttir

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Writer, illustrator, children's book author and book artist -- Áslaug Jónsdóttir captures the essence of Icelandic landscape and terrain in this work Þangað (2008) “There”. www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Eric Gjerde

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My new work, Specimens, is one of three pieces on show at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts as part of the 2016 Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowship. The opening for the exhibition is on Novembe…
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Origami, e.e.cummings and the "new" bio-paper medium made entirely from bacterial cellulose. Of course, wasps and the 18th century French naturalist René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur might dispute the "newness". But why quibble: Gjerde's book art is an original. www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Kincső Nagy

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Hungarian designer, Kincső Nagy has produced covers and interior designs for the Harry Potter books, Garcia Marquez's "Chronicle of a Death Foretold", Bulgakov's "The Master and Margarita" and four other works. A display of serious and light-hearted talent -- perhaps early genius.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Julie Dodd

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"Out of Palms Way", exhibited at the CODA Museum Appeldoorn, Nederlands. "I focus most of my attention on environmental issues and use my art practice as a platform to reflect my concerns of our consumption and environmental responsibility. I often recycle discarded materials to produce a response."

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In 2013, Books On Books flagged Julie Dodd's installation "Can't See the Trees for the Forest" (http://wp.me/p2AYQg-o4). Since then, she has mounted installations at the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, the Beeldentuin Achter de Westduinen in Ouddoorp and the Liverpool Book Art Exhibition. "Fungal Spores" and the work depicted here are strong art as well as strong environmental statements. www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - "Silenda" by Jacqueline Rush Lee

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Silenda (Black Sea Book). 2015 (Sister of Nous) 
 Transformed Peter Green Translation of Ovid's "Tristia and the Black Sea Letters." 
H9.5" x W12" x D6.5." Manipulated Text, Ink, Graphite. 
Photo: Paul Kodama. 
In Private Collection, NL
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"The Tristia" details Ovid’s exile from Rome by the Emperor Augustus, where he was exiled to Tomis on the Black Sea Coast for committing his famous “carmen et error.” Silenda is from the Latin for “mysteries” and “that which must be kept silent.” The Tristia harbours secrets of betrayal and exile between its covers; for the "carmen et error" of which its Master cannot speak.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Sebastian Errazuriz

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Detail of Bilbao (Tree Bookshelf), 2013
Platano oriental wood, Jequitiba wood, and stainless steel.
H:96 x W:120 x D:14-1/2 in  (H:243,8 x 304,8 x 36cm)

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"Bilbao receives its name from the street in Santiago where the artist found a branch that had broken off a fallen tree. The branch was taken to the workshop and twisted, turned, and readapted so it could hug a flat wall and live a new life as a shelf. The shelf is part of the tree series, which attempts to let the natural forms found in nature dictate the majority of design." Sebastian Errazuriz.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Eva Erwander

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Konstant
A book about trees with illustrations, photos, facts and fiction. Some texts are borrowed and some are written.
Konstant – a rooted and reliable factor, 2012.
Format: 270mm x 160mm. Quite tall and treelike.
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Eva Erwander, a member of the design collaborative Kontor Kontur.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Filip Janssens

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All designs frame the one book that is being read or accentuate the favorite books of the moment.
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"Oblique", 2011.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - MyModernMet

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Paper is one of the great artistic chameleons—its uses are endless. See how 31 artists transform this ordinary material into stunning works of paper art.
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Highlights Isobelle Ouzman and Guy Laramee.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Poposition Press

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The second release from Poposition Press. 


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The Pop Up Art Book is a collaborative project that brings together works from six artists from street art, comic books, illustration, and fine art: 

Angry Woebots - 'Howling Masher' 
Skinner - 'Morrigan Lupus' 
kozyndan - 'Drowning Party' 
Junko Mizuno - 'Pancakes' 
Tara McPherson - 'The Water Nebula' 
Jim Mahfood - 'Bubble Gum Gangsters'
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Bookmarking Book Art -  Basia Irland and Her “Ice Books” 

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Through her "ice books" Basia Irland connects people to their local waters and watersheds to motivate concern, caring, appreciation, and stewardship. (IMAGE from the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Claire Cote)
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Bookmarking Book Art - Xu Bing: Phoenix now 

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With unprecedented personal access, Xu Bing: Phoenix takes viewers behind the scenes of the creation and installation of "Phoenix," the brea
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Bookmarking Book Art - Frances Kiernan

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"All the prints I’ve made this year"
"Flag Book made from the discarded prints during 2010. Rather than destroy them I liked the idea of creating a new piece of work out of damaged and unwanted prints.
The book also serves as a reference to the different processes in printmaking."

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Printmaker, photographer and book artist, Frances Kiernan is based in Richmond, UK.  I first saw her work in The Riverside Gallery exhibition (Nov 2014 - Feb 2015). Like this flag book shown, her "Princess Caroline" series vaults over mere craftwork into indelible book art. Her work can be found in collections at the V&A, Kensington and Kew Palaces and the Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Chris Maddox

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From "The Bureau of Forsaken Print": "America, Alien Nation"  / Mixed media, monotyping, collage and decollage on 300 page offset-printed book / 23" x 10.5".


"The Bureau’s work is based on the form of the palimpsest, a written or printed manuscript from which the content has been scraped away for reuse. The obsolescence of this practice provides an opening through which the substance of printed matter may be gainfully mined for reflective and poetic content. By radically altering ill-favored and obsolete printed matter (in this case pre-internet commercial print publications), this work considers the burial of cultural phenomena beneath the fashionable new-fangled, exposing rich currents of insight."

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Artist and designer Chris Maddox exhibits his "palimpset codices" at the gallery/cafe Drunk Lunch in Madison, Wisconsin. (http://www.shopdrunklunch.com/)  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Mary Ann Santin

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Spring Three, 2012
Books in rubber and glass
"I see my body of work as a positive process of repurposing objects and old paintings that no longer fear the loss of remembrance. That holding pattern between grief and loss remains suspended within memory and our day- to- day acknowledgement of their existence. This sense of quiet melancholy finally gives way to acceptance and permission to start anew." Mary Ann Santin
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Australian artist Mary Ann Santin studied at the Adelaide Central School of Art and has exhibited at the State Library of South Australia, the Miele Gallery and Loreto Spring Art Show. Her techniques echo those of Jessica Drenk, Guy Laramee and Georgia Russell.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Olaya Balcells

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"Verde que te quiero verde"

Inspirado en el poema Romance Sonámbulo, de Federico García Lorca

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Chilean artist Olaya Balcells has studied in Florence, Italy, and interned in the US and France. Book conservator and bookbinder, she founded the Book Trades Workshop with other binders and book artists to promote bookbinding and the book arts in Chile. www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Mood Books, Lari Pittman

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"Los-Angeles based artist Lari Pittman (b. 1952) is known for his exuberant, colorful, and graphically complex works. ... Six monumental illustrated books, each opening to more than four feet in width, contain 65 paintings by the artist. They draw from a variety of aesthetic traditions, ranging from decorative art and design to advertising and folk art. Combined with Pittman’s brilliant draftsmanship and acidic color, the images advance an astute and acerbic social commentary embedded in narratives rich with real and invented mythologies."

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The distinctive display pedestals created by Michael Maltzan for the Huntington exhibition add to the impact of this book art.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Jacqueline Rush Lee

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The First Cut by Jacqueline Rush Lee 2015 Transformed Harvard Loeb Library Translation of Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.” H7.75″ x W5.5″ x D6.5.″ Photo: Paul Kodama 
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"Metamorphoses" is Ovid’s epic poem about “bodies which have been transformed into shapes of different kinds.” With motifs of violence, punishment, reward, pathos, and lost speech dwelling within this classic tale, Ovid writes about human feelings in the face of the awful and the tender, the terrifying and beautiful, the violent and loving.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - DontDIY

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From the design studio of DontDIY: A bookshelf concept that converts your collection of books into a work of art.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Stanford Kay

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The acrylic paintings of artist, Stanford Kay, while inspired by books, began as both abstract grid or stripe paintings with a nod toward trompe l'oeil representational images but have evolved dramatically as the Gutenberg Variations series has grown. A new series called The Permanent Collection is a reflection on impermanence and the accumulation of all things material.
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Compare these paintings to the sculpture of Guy Laramee. www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Lauren Bishop

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"Lura Alta"

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Flag books and tunnel books.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Boom's Collection of Books Experimenting With What A Book Is

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Irma Boom has been undertaking “a quixotic, endless undertaking of creating a library of what she called ‘only the books that are experimental.’ Above her studio here, the recentl…
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An excellent article on a book artist of genius. www.books-on-books.com
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