I’m pretty sure you will have heard of Keith Smith, even if you don’t own one of his books on book structures or binding techniques. Many people. however, don’t seem to be aware that he is also a prolific producer of (usually) one-of-a-kind artist’s books. There is no interview component to tonight’s flick, just a page-by-page look at his 1983 work Book 91 (String Book). The work can only truly appreciated with the sound turned on.
If you want to order a Keith Smith instruction book (or his self-published 200 Books, an annotated bibliography of his artist’s books) this weekend, you will find the descriptions and purchasing information here. If you just want a quick peek at a few more of his artist’s books, there is an illustrated article about his 2018 exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art here.