|Artists’ Books Exhibitions at Bower Ashton Library
School of Creative Arts, Department of Art and Design
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Artists’ Publishing Part I
1st May – 14th June 2009
A selection of books which will form part of the larger New Wave exhibition of artists’ publishing later this year (at Impact Printmaking Conference in September).
These books have been chosen to demonstrate some of the areas of interest in our AHRC supported research project see www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/canon.htm
We are not concerned with categorising books by format, these publications are concerned with content; a small mirror of the world, books that are political, observational, reflective, humorous, calls to action, treatises, books that talk to each other, books that question our relationship with both the word and the world.
view a gallery of the books in part 1
The books featured in part 1 are:
Halliburton Code of Ethics, Earle D Swope, Shock and Awe Press, 2006
These are just a few examples of the books that we will also show and archive online later this year. The reason we are showing some of them now, is that we want to remind you that our survey is running online alongside the ABTREE diagram and we want your opinions please!
The survey is open until the end of July, and we would appreciate your views; there are forms for Academics/Instructors, Book Artists, Collectors/Curators (private and institutional), Dealers, Presses/Publishers and Students online.
The ABTREE diagram is also on the same page and is downloadable as a PDF file. You can make your alterations to the ABTREE diagram physically or electronically, sign it (if you want) and email or post it back to us before the end of June, we will include it in the exhibition wall for our conference in July and for the Impact conference in September.
We have had some great diagrams back already – some agree, some disagree, some have added, deleted, rearranged or just started again. It is really up to you to make it reflect your view of what can and cannot be an artist’s book. Many thanks to those of you who have already participated.
Links to : reports, the online discussion forum on Artist Books 3.0 and more information on the project.
We hope to hear from you soon!