Book Art

 Art
Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books
Contemporary art, installation, and design that uses and explores books.
Editors: 
Paul Sloman
Sold Out
 
Release Date: 
March 2011
Credits: 
Text by Christine Antaya
Format: 
20 x 24 cm
Features: 
208 pages, full color, hardcover
Language: 
English
ISBN: 
978-3-89955-366-6
Catalog Price: 
$45.00

Special Price: ($45.00)  $31.50

  • Not Available
 

About This Book

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.

 

Browse The Book

More About This Book

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 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.


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.


Related Gestalten.tv Video

Brian Dettmer: Altered state of the art


 

Related
Products

Papercraft

Design and Art with Paper

Price: ($65.00)  $45.50

Sold Out

Papercraft 2

Design and Art with Paper

Price: ($68.00)  $47.60

Price: ($68.00)  $47.60