Entries Tagged ‘artist’s book’:

Second Encyclopedia of Tlön

One of my knowledgeable readers (Jack Ginsburg) has alerted me to the fact that Joshua Heller has a wonderful interactive web site about the Second Encyclopedia of Tlön (see my last post).  It comes up automatically when you go to the Joshua Heller Rare Books web site.  Once the page that shows the full encyclopedia […]

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More from the Hybrid Book Fair

Well my email inbox tells me that readers are clamoring for more about the Hybrid Book Fair.  Sorry for the delay – I got back from the conference and promptly flew away again.  But now I’m back and have added some images to my last posting on the Fair and have the next installment below. […]

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History of Color

I’ve been home sick with a cold and in my fevered state have come up with my dream class to teach to  book art students. The subject would be  the history of color—which may come as no surprise to anyone who knows me and my fascination with this topic, but I believe there really is […]

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On Judging the Pyramid Atlantic Critic’s Award

Last November I had the honor of judging the JAB-sponsored Critic’s Award for the Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair. Artists’ books take such a wide variety of interesting forms, I ended up giving two awards, one to  Anatomy of Insanity by Maureen Cummins and one to Karaoke by Masumi Shibata. The former is a visual interpretation […]

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Figuring Absence, pt 4: Long & Freeman’s Chicago Stock Yards Book

We left off our discussion of absence with Stalin’s revisionist approach to history and the question of whether or not he succeeded in erasing the past through willful obliteration. This leads me to our last book which is about different kind of historical absence, one not imposed by a political agenda and layers of ink, […]

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Figuring Absence, pt 3: Ken Campbell’s Ten Years in Uzbekistan

In the last post we explored a book which centered around the personal experience of absence. Following is the continuation of the transcription of my CBAA presentation, Figuring Absence, in which I now explore the political experience of absence. I’d like to turn now to a very different kind of absence. Ken Campbell and David […]

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Figuring Absence, pt 2: Sophie Calle’s Exquisite Pain

We left off the last post with the idea that belonging is a core part of our experiences of absence. Following is the continuation of the transcription of my CBAA presentation, Figuring Absence. So let us now turn to Sophie Calle’s book Exquisite Pain which takes up both of this idea of absence as it […]

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Figuring Absence (CBAA Notes, pt.3)

I’ve had several people ask me for a transcript of my talk from CBAA so for the final installment of my conference notes, I offer a (somewhat amended) transcription of my talk Figuring Absence, Using Theme-based comparison to Look at Artists’ Books. It is long enough that I am going to divide it into several […]

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CBAA Notes, pt. 2

In which is reported more from the CBAA conference including new scholars studying book art,  established faculty teaching book art,  the use of point of view in artists books, and some odds and ends of notes that don’t fit anywhere else. Studying Artists’ Books One of the exciting things about CBAA was seeing the number […]

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Notes on the CBAA Conference 2009

I’m finally recording some notes (some short, some long) from sessions I attended at Art, Fact, and Artifact: The Book in Time and Place, the first-ever College Book Art Association conference. Sessions ran concurrently so it was unfortunately impossible to see and hear everything and I’m sure I missed all sorts of interesting talks (hopefully […]

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