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The Resource Book art : iconic sculptures and installations made from books, [edited by Paul Sloman ; text by Christine Antaya]

Book art : iconic sculptures and installations made from books, [edited by Paul Sloman ; text by Christine Antaya]

Label
Book art : iconic sculptures and installations made from books
Title
Book art
Title remainder
iconic sculptures and installations made from books
Statement of responsibility
[edited by Paul Sloman ; text by Christine Antaya]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For centuries books have contained and presented the written words that have allowed humankind to study and interpret the world. Although the role of books is being aggressively questioned in our digital age, they continue to be objects of desire with an allure that goes far beyond their commercial value. Given this medium's persistent evolution over time, it should come as no surprise that the book has come to be a focus for many artists around 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 often literally deconstructing them using scalpels and knives. Book Art is a stunning 208-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. The fascinating range of examples in Book Art is 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 in the creative realm. -- Publisher Description
Cataloging source
UPP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TT896.3
LC item number
.B66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Book art : iconic sculptures and installations made from books, [edited by Paul Sloman ; text by Christine Antaya]
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1310/2011494738-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Introduction -- Art -- Installation -- Design -- Appendix
Control code
ocn711907582
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9783899553666
Lccn
2011494738
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)711907582
Label
Book art : iconic sculptures and installations made from books, [edited by Paul Sloman ; text by Christine Antaya]
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1310/2011494738-d.html
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Introduction -- Art -- Installation -- Design -- Appendix
Control code
ocn711907582
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9783899553666
Lccn
2011494738
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)711907582

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