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Book Art Object may be the most ambitious and diverse survey of artist's books and the book arts published to date. Across its 400-plus pages of sumptuous color reproductions, it tracks the present state of the art throughout every continent (including Antarctica!) and through every variant of the book arts, from one-off publications to letterpress to artist/poet collaborations to artist's books. Stalwarts of the artist's book circuit such as Brad Freeman and Granary Books are represented here, as well as newer ...
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Berkeley 2008 Hardcover First Edition. 448 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. GRAPHIC ARTS. Book art object is a record of the first biennial Codex Book Fair and ... Symposium: "The Fate of the Art", Berkeley, California, 2007. The event showcased contemporary artist books and fine press and fine art editions produced by some of the worlds most esteemed printers, designers, book artists, and artisans. The book includes transcripts of the following lectures: Sarah Bodman, Research Fellow, Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol: "The hybrid lexicon: an overview of contemporary artists publishing in the UK"; Robert Bringhurst, poet, translator, and typographer: "Spiritual geometry: the book as a work of art"; and Felipe Ehrenberg, artist, Mexican diplomat, former publisher of the Beau Geste Press, London: "Cutting and pasting: metaphor of life." The volume is superbly illustrated in full color throughout. David Jury is Head of Graphic Media at the Colchester Institute, School of Art and Desi Read more Show Less

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Book Art Object may be the most ambitious and diverse survey of artist's books and the book arts published to date. Across its 400-plus pages of sumptuous color reproductions, it tracks the present state of the art throughout every continent (including Antarctica!) and through every variant of the book arts, from one-off publications to letterpress to artist/poet collaborations to artist's books. Stalwarts of the artist's book circuit such as Brad Freeman and Granary Books are represented here, as well as newer artist's book publishers such as Dobbin Mill, Otis Laboratory Press and Red Trillum Press. Also well represented are small literary presses such as Chax Press, Arion Press, Indulgence Press and Nikodim Publishing. A visual record of the proceedings and exhibitors attending the first biennial Codex International Book Fair and Symposium, Book Art Object collects work by many of the world's most esteemed printers, book artists and artisans into a single satisfying volume.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780981791401
  • Publisher: The Codex Foundation
  • Publication date: 11/30/2010
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 15.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

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