Tag Archives: artist’s books

Third Time’s a Charm (sort of)

The idea of a double-tabbed nonadhesive joint for assembling book pages continued to niggle at me last week, so I made another attempt at a workable version. The image below shows the successful iteration.

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Friday Night Flicks: William Blake

Some might consider William Blake to be the original book artist, controlling every aspect of production, and personally selling his work door-to-door. Tonight’s short flick is about the printing process employed by Blake in producing his books and prints.   … Continue reading

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How to Make a Tabbed Accordion

The latter part of the week I spent playing with tabbed accordions.

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Friday Night Flicks: Dieter Roth

Dieter Roth produced an extensive series of artist’s books in his lifetime: some were new works, some were altered works. (The first altered book I encountered back in the early 1970s was one of Roth’s Literaturwurst series.) Tonight’s flick features … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Binder Clip

I like stores that sell tools and materials: art supply stores and fabric stores and hardware stores and stationary stores. One of the often overlooked treasures in the last-mentioned is the humble binder clip.

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Friday Night Flicks: R. J. Kern

The webpage with this flick has been sitting open on my desktop for almost a week, but I forgot to post it until now. The video is an introduction to a physical book that is also a virtual book.   … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: One Step Away

The role of computer technologies in our life is increasingly under discussion these days. It seems appropriate to check out how people are combining new technologies with the traditional idea of the book. Today’s flick features an experiment in combining … Continue reading

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Waiting for glue to dry …

The major book arts project this week was finally constructing a wrapper for Recomp, a work that I started in 2015. (You can read about it here and here.) Recomp is mounted in a box that has hinges and a … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Dia al-Azzawi

On March 26, 2023 I mentioned the Dia al-Azzawi: Painting Poetry exhibition on at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England. Tonight’s flick features curator Francesca Leoni‘s introduction to the works in the show and the ideas behind the pairings with … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Reimagined: The Artist’s Book

Tonight’s flick shows another exhibition of artists’ books. This time it’s Reimagined: The Artist’s Book at the Carlsbad Public Library complex. The video shows glimpses of a number of works with some general commentary.     Perhaps you will get … Continue reading

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