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Bookmarking Book Art - Pauline Rafal

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"Reimagining scenes from childhood in Robert Schumann’s piano masterpiece Kinderszenen (1838), artist Pauline Rafal presents a newly created book art installation as part of the concert at Burgh House and Hampstead Museum.  Alongside major works by Schumann, Annie Yim performs piano pieces, including a world premiere, by composer Charlotte Bray – Chapter One (2012) and Chapter Two (2015) – which resonate with the childhood theme in Schumann across two centuries.


You open the desk and you see there's a surprise inside – a book installation…When you read these books you realize that there's more to the story than just childhood – it's a real-life story that happened between two people [Robert and Clara Schumann] and which resulted in these amazing music compositions." – Pauline Rafal, book artist

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"The legends of Robert Schumann: A Piano Recital and Book Art Installation" Pauline Rafal (book artist), Charlotte Bray (composer), Annie Yim (pianist) occurred on 6 November 2015. Rafal is a London-based book artist and designer. http://wp.me/p2AYQg-14k
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Bookmarking Book Art - CODA 17 Paper Art

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CODA wil voor een groot en breed publiek een cultuurhuis zijn waar in een bibliotheek, archief en museum ervaren en beleven centraal staan.
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Among the several striking works in this biennial exhibition was this one (detail of Kumi Yamashita's "Origami"). 
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Bookmarking Book Art - Sam Winston 

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"Romeo & Juliet The text of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet was read and categorised into three emotional states – passion, rage & solace. Once these three categories of text were typeset & printed, they became the material for three hand cut collages. ..."

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More amazing work from Sam Winston.  For further appreciation, see also http://wp.me/p2AYQg-sA.
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Bookmark - The book-friendly Netherlands

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Roughly translated: Spend your money wisely, buy a book.  
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Waar!
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Bookmarking Book Art - S. Brent Plate

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What the Book Arts Can Teach Us About Sacred Texts: The Aesthetic Dimension of Scripture
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S. Brent Plate explores the relationship of religion and art by looking through the history of books.  "By looking at contemporary “book arts” and noting their sensual affects, we can understand “sacred texts” in better ways. Ultimately we find modern secular arts are not so far from religious experiences." Book art by John Latham, Brian Dettmer, Luigi Serafini, Meg Hitchcock, and Guy Laramée figures in the analysis.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Seen Fifteenin London

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Burning with pleasure #3 An exhibition of artists' books at Seen Fifteen in London curated by Magali Avezou of Archipelago. Artists include Francis Alÿs, Yto Barrada, Ruth van Beek, Katrien de Blauwer, Anouk Kruithof, Raymond Meeks, Jean-Luc Moulène, Joachim Schmid, Elisabeth Tonnard, Daisuke Yokota, and others. September 8 to 30, 2017.
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Includes Anouk Kruithof.  For more on her work, see http://wp.me/p2AYQg-RE.
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Bookmarking Book Art - MUSUBU

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"A collaborative book arts exhibit involving the San Francisco Bay Area and Tokyo. The exhibit will be at the Urawa Art Museum, Urawa-ku, Saitama, Japan and runs from September 12 -24, 2017. The exhibit will eventually travel to the United States in April/May 2018, landing at the American Bookbinders Museum in San Francisco."

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Artists participating:  

Yoko Bato, Keiko Fujii, Michiko Fujita, Sinki Fukuda, Mari Hatano, Fumiko Ichida, Masumi Inayama, Junko Inque, Hisako Kawashima, Rie Kondo, Yukari Kunii, Ikuko Nakajima, Hiroko Nakano, Amu Nakao, Eiko Nakao, Kunie Ogoshi, Maki Sato, Katsuyuko Sawada, Ariko Shibata, Keiko Suzuki, Yoko Taguchi, Hiroe Takahashi, Akiko Tsumura, and Maya Yamashita.

Jody Alexander, Rhiannon Alpers, Elizabeth Boyne, Macy Chadwick, Lucy Childs, Marie Dern, Casey Gardner, Alisa Golden, Jennie Hinchcliff, Charles Hobson, Lisa Kokin, Bryan Kring, Hedi Kyle, Howard Munson, Hisako Nakazawa, Penny Nii, Felicia Rice, Judith Serebrin, Larry Van Velzer and Peggy Gotthold of Foolscap Press, Katherine Venturelli, and Kenneth Wilkes.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Colette Fu and the World’s Largest Pop-Up Book

Bookmarking Book Art - Colette Fu and the World’s Largest Pop-Up Book | Books On Books | Scoop.it
Representing a mythical cave in a Chinese peach blossom valley, the pop-up book will be 21 feet long and nearly 5 feet tall This fall, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is chasing
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More on Colette Fu's work here, http://wp.me/p2AYQg-Zw.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Land art and books

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How land art learns not only to shape landscapes, but understand them.
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For more on Basia Irland and Lucy Lippard (mentioned here), see http://wp.me/p2AYQg-aI.
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Bookmarking Book Art – Vienna Romanée, updated 20170830

Bookmarking Book Art – Vienna Romanée, updated 20170830 | Books On Books | Scoop.it
From 4 June to 29 October, Vienna Romanée's "Data Sewing Project" will be on display (and growing) in the Coda Paper Art 2017 exhibition at the Coda Museum in Apeldoorn. These snippets of data from newspapers are sewn together with human hair. Also on display will be Fingerprint 1.1, a painstakingly created sculpture of a fingerprint…
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Bookmarking Book Art - Brian Goggin

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"Traffic of Ideas" 2005

(A site-specific sculpture for the Seattle Arts Commission)

"Oversized bronze cast books seemingly topple off a prominent gateway, apparently blown off their perch by a sudden gust of wind, opening and loosing pages in clumps as they fall. The bronze pages, etched with print taken from books written by local writers, are frozen in a moment, where they are being blown out of the books and down the street."

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For more large-scale book art installations, http://wp.me/p2AYQg-RE
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Bookmarking Book Art - The Folding Plate

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"A folding plate is an aspect of a specialized anatomy of book art sometimes called ‘movable books’. Pop-up books, well known in children’s literature are the most popular form of the moving book, but folding plates and volvelles preceded them and had more practical utility. For example Ramon Llull the Catalan Kabalist used volvelle dials in his many works on the Ars Notoria and Memoria....
Opening a folding plate causes an interruption in the reading process. It offers the reader an opportunity to think about what was read while contemplating the materials on the printed sheet. Again alchemy and mysticism share this meditative approach, a kind of inner reading read through the visual language of the birds or abecedarium."

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An "insightful" illustration and explanation of this book art technique or form.  A bonus, too, to see some of William Kiesel's collection.
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Bookmarking Book Art - University of Lausanne

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A five-day mutating documentation, on the occasion of “Images and Texts Reproduced”, at the University of Lausanne
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A curious site of citations and illustrations.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Francisca Prieto in the 57th Venice Biennale

Bookmarking Book Art - Francisca Prieto in the 57th Venice Biennale | Books On Books | Scoop.it
Sunday 18 June 2017, (pg7) Domingo, Junio 18, 2017 (pg7) Artes y Letras / El Mercurio Por Elena Irarrázabal Sánchez Francisca Prieto y su exploración de lenguajes visuales Residente en Londres hace casi dos décadas, la artista chilena participa en una de las muestras en torno a la Bienal de Venecia. Prieto construye complejas estructuras a partir de antiguos impresos, fragmentos de historia que adquieren nuevos sentidos.
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Francisca Prieto's work at the intersection of text and image continues to astound, so much so that the 57th Venice Biennale is including her recent work "Utopian Work".  

See more on Francisca Prieto here: http://wp.me/p2AYQg-QA
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Bookmarking Book Art - Long-Bin Chen 

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Showing at Elga Wimmer PCC. Frederieke Taylor Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Taiwanese artist Long-Bin Chen on view a
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For more on Long-Bin Chen (including a video link), see http://wp.me/p2AYQg-rE.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Anne Royston

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"At the Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, an initiative devoted to creating “expanded artists’ books” presents transmedial works that bridge what we would consider a traditional artist’s book—the concrete, physical, haptic art object—and the digital, like an iPad/iPhone application (Amaranth Borsuk and Kate Durbin’s Abra). ..."

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A good piece on the media-bending of book art today.  For more on Amaranth Borsuk and Kate Durbin's Abra and related book art (installation, performative and digital), see http://wp.me/p2AYQg-Hf.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Lyall Harris

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"Lyall Harris is a book artist, writer and painter who lives and works in Charlottesville, VA, and Florence, Italy. Lyall's artwork has been exhibited in more than one hundred solo and juried group shows and recognized with over twenty awards. She has been the recipient of fellowships at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, NALL Foundation in Vence, France, and San Francisco's Grabhorn Institute. Lyall is also the co-founder and co-editor of The Sigh Press literary and art journal in Florence, Italy."

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From the Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder's series of podcasts, Books in the Wild.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Paper art of Kumi Yamashita

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"Though there are many talented contemporary artists who work and play with light and shadows, Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita is the only one whose artwork is defined by both the material employed and the immateriality suggested."

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Yamashita's work was featured at Coda Apeldoorn in The Netherlands along with the work of Vienna Romanee (for the latter, see http://wp.me/p2AYQg-19T).
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Bookmarking Book Art - Stanford University exhibition of art from China and the US

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The East Asia Library is pleased to announce a new exhibition entitled Words in Characters: Books as Vehicles.  Located in the entrance hall display cases, this exhibition explores intersections between art and language in contemporary Chinese culture.  Focusing around the central issues of the Chinese language and book-making, the artworks of this exhibition not only convey the complex cultural heritage of calligraphy and book-making in China, but also respond to recent changes in Chinese politics and social environments.
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Features Xu Bing and Sue Messer.  www.books-on-books.com
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Bookmarking Book Art - Xu Bing

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"Xu Bing is deeply engaged in a global art practice that helps us envision a just and sustainable world. Internationally renowned and firmly rooted in our time, he is a master artist and an artist for the ages. He reveals how we work, how we see ourselves and how we treat each other. His concerns include cultural and national identity, social change and surveillance." 

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Xu Bing exhibition at the Maryland Institute College of Art. More on the artist and his book art here, http://wp.me/p2AYQg-Ou.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Betty Bright and the 54th James Ford Bell Lecture 

Bookmarking Book Art - Betty Bright and the 54th James Ford Bell Lecture  | Books On Books | Scoop.it
News and Events from University of Minnesota Libraries
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Betty Bright, curator and author of "No Longer Innocent: Book Art In America 1960-1980", in context here: http://wp.me/p2AYQg-be. ;
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Bookmarking Book Art - Marlene MacCallum

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"The piece I created, Chicago Octet, had several collaborative components. The letterpress printing consisted of a word selected by each participant printed on one of Scott’s folded structures. The images were a digital layering of every cityscape photograph that I made and then inkjet printed on top of the letterpress. The final folded structure was designed by Mary Clare Butler. The case was designed and built by Scott McCarney, the front cover embossment was by David Morrish and Clifton Meador."

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"Chicago Octet" is an outstanding, upstanding, astounding work of visual poetry by eight masters of book art. If they were performing music (and you can almost hear the music of Michigan Avenue), MacCallum would be their performing conductor.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Cathryn Miller

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I first heard about the Chinese Thread Book from my sister-in-law in early February, 2013. Apparently textile collectors had known about them for some time before that, but this was probably about the time people in the book arts started to notice them. Her email mentioning them included a link to a textile forum with…
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See all four parts of this exploration of the Chinese Thread book, origami and book art.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Ines v. Ketelhodt + Peter Malutzki: Zweite Enzyklopädie von Tlön

Bookmarking Book Art - Ines v. Ketelhodt + Peter Malutzki: Zweite Enzyklopädie von Tlön | Books On Books | Scoop.it
"Now the fifty volumes lie before us, and we see they are actually only a tiny part of a huge ice-berg that is really a book-berg. Most of it we cannot see because it is below the surface, but we are aware of its existence. We see the project connected to a multitude of other books and are happy that, by the incorporation into public collections, it is now literally close to an enormous number of other books."
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Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges' epilogue to his short story "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius", these two book artists published their fifty-volume "Zweite Enzyklopädie von Tlön" between 1997 and 2006. The site provides a small peek inside and a list of institutions where the multilingual and monumental work of craft and art can be found. The retired rare book dealer Joshua Heller had an interactive website devoted to the "Second Encyclopedia of Tlön", but now the link to it ends in an advertisement for a "Lawyer Marketing Book". So the physical and conceptual work of art is better linked and networked than its temporarily lost digital counterpart.
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Bookmarking Book Arts - The Bookmarks series

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Over the last fourteen years, the Bookmarks series of free artwork distribution has visited 148 galleries, bookstores, workshops, centres, schools, museums and libraries in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and USA

544 artists have contributed 54,700 bookmarks to the fourteen projects to date. Each bookmark is stamped with the current project’s website address, which directs the taker of the bookmark to the gallery section of the website. Visitors can view works by the artists and contact contributors via their website and email links on our site.
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Anyone seen any of the book artists' bookmarks from this series in his or her local bookstore? The ones shown above come from the Canadian book artist Jocelyne Aird-Bélanger.
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Bookmarking Book Art - Is It Mold? Is It Art?

Bookmarking Book Art - Is It Mold? Is It Art? | Books On Books | Scoop.it
One of the hazards in collecting and/or selling antiquarian and secondhand books is the frequent presence of mold. Active book mold is usually identifiable, as it is typically damp and fuzzy, but inactive mold can often be confused with dirt, staining, or just commonplace foxing. I recently found the very helpful chart below, which was…
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Compare the images above with those of works by M.L. Van Nice, Finlay Taylor and Cathryn Miller: http://wp.me/p2AYQg-qa and http://wp.me/p2AYQg-Tk. ;
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