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Bookmarking Book Art - Doug Beube

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"Dissolve" is a performance installation. In Beube's words: “One book is 'Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land' by David K. Shipler and the other is 'The High Walls of Jerusalem' by Roland Sanders. The word ABRAHAM is carved into the books--A-B-R on the left side and A-H-A-M, on the other. As the ice melts, the water is captured by two steel plinths that drain into one tank. The water is dispensed into bottles with labels that read dis/SOLUTION.” 

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The scoop above links to the Fine Books & Collection Magazine's review of Beube's "Dissolve" and his open studio weekend in New York. 
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Bookmarking Book Art - Alicia Bailey

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“…the continued existence of these birds in the form of skins, specimens and eggs at museums worldwide is perhaps indicative of a human tendency to preserve remains rather than…to…...
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This workshop announcement includes several illustrations of Bailey's strong book art. 
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Bookmarking Book Art – Hedi Kyle’s The Art of the Fold: How to Make Innovative Books and Paper Structures 

Bookmarking Book Art – Hedi Kyle’s The Art of the Fold: How to Make Innovative Books and Paper Structures  | Books On Books | Scoop.it
The [artists' book] movement had its beginnings with a few individuals (conceptual artists Dieter Roth, Hansjörg Mayer, and Ed Ruscha immediately come to mind), but in the area of structural experiment and invention only one person seems to have been markedly influential (albeit seriously ignored): Hedi Kyle. Alastair Johnston, "Visible Shivers Running Down My Spine",…
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An extensively illustrated review of this book.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Irma Boom

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In a new occasional column, frieze asks a respondent to nominate the objects, people or ideas that have influenced them
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Alice Rawsthorn on the influence of Irma Boom.  See more here: https://books-on-books.com/2018/09/28/bookmarking-book-art-irma-boom-on-the-future-of-the-book/.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Hanne Stochholm

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Compare/contrast with Andrew Hayes (https://wp.me/p2AYQg-St)
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Bookmarking Book Art - Katerina Kyselica

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Katerina Kyselica's artist's book "Field Notes" celebrates Liao Yiwu winner of the 2018 Vaclav Havel Library Foundation award "Disturbing the Peace, Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk". 

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Kyselica's website (http://kadsny.wixsite.com/katerinakyselica) provides more views of "Field Notes" as well as views of her other artist's books: "American Colonies" (2016), "Code Red (Nicholas and Alexandra)"(2016), "News About Nothing (2015), 2x2 (2013) and "untitled" (2012).
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Bookmarking Book Art - "Poetry Image Imagination – Gilberto Rolla’s Casket Books and a Journey through Artists’ Books"

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Francesca Diana "delivered this talk on the 29th of September at the 2018 International Poetry on the Lake Festival at Orta, Italy.  “All arts aim to the word, but the word to silence.” Carlo Diano   The idea for this talk was inspired by Gilberto Rolla’s Casket Books (Libri Scrigno in Italian), objects d’art where…

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An affecting and erudite survey of book art. 
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Bookmarking Book Art - Review of "Artists Who Make Books" 

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India Johnson's review of the book edited by Andrew Roth, Philip E. Aarons, and Claire Lehmann is insightful. Worth a read in its own right and well as a prod to read the book, available here: http://uk.phaidon.com/store/art/artists-who-make-books-9780714872643/.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Deanna Hitti 

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Congratulations to Deanna Hitti who has won first prize in the 2018 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award with her artist’s book titled, TOWLA. ... The Melbourne-based artist explained that her hand screenprinted book illustrates her late father’s instructions for how to play backgammon, phonetically transcribed in both Arabic and Latin alphabets. “The Arabic letters spell the instructions in English and the Latin letters spell the instructions in Arabic,” she says. ... “TOWLA presents a dialogue between her father’s homeland in Lebanon and his adopted country through which the artist articulates the joys and challenges of growing up biculturally in Australia. This work is a caretaker of memory that carries forward and shares the imprint of a family history,” said the judges in a collective statement. 

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Hitti's book art weds process, technique and material, image and text, and themes of bi-cultural tensions, distortions and misconceptions to create exceptional beautiful objects. 
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