Gestalten Verlag, april 2011
softcover, Engelstalig, 220 pagina’s, 24 x 20 cm
ISBN 9783899553666, verkoopprijs € 29,90
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For centuries books have contained and presented the written words that have allowed humankind to study and interpret the world. As texts have become readily available through different media, contemporary artists have been increasingly exploring the interplay between the function, structure, and format of books. Book Art is a stunning documentation of current art, installation, and design created with and from books. The fascinating range of examples, which is as diverse as books themselves, offers eloquent proof that—despite or because of digital media’s inroads as sources of text information—the book’s legacy as a carrier of ideas and communication is being expanded today.
Book Art is a stunning 220-page documentation of current art, installation, and design created with and from books. The work is as diverse as books themselves: in some, sentences are cut and peeled out to create new contexts and more fluid meanings for narratives; in others, old printed pages are wound into threads which are then bound together into delicate objects, pieces of art that take months to make; in still others, the shapes of books are returned to the organic matter from which the paper they are printed on first came.