Art books Artists' books
narrative artist creating sequential work (beginning, middle, ending – or not); maybe it is just the way I like to tidy up an idea
If the book is the optimum form (and in print not totally handmade) then that is the way to go. The book looking at its best – optimum – as a print. The print as original.
Roy Fisher: form the book to suit the idea
Think by making.
The haptic experience of a book – art to touch
Seeing mercury glass beads fogs my memory, touching them takes me back to then
In the library is the book more about its content than it’s materiality?
I like it when I buy ex-library books that have the plastic/PVC jacket: the textured seam around the edges, the scent of the PVC.
Do we have language to describe touch?
Book as object is complicated.
I couldn’t help myself from seeing documenting journeys using books.
Journeys using books being documented.
Disrupt the narrative: footnotes. time and space
Pleasing object internal logic space paper space between the paper.
The duration of the page.
Dust jackets: dust jackets arrived in the 1830s, most books were bound for the reader. What is a dust jacket? It keeps the book clean. New uses unfolded: advertising the press, the publisher, the author. Has it become an object in its own right? Is it a translation of the book into another form: visual, typography, style? As an act of translation how does it function? Or is it about attention, commerce – is that still translation? Offering the potential reader a look, a feel, a status that appeals.
The text on the dust jacket/cover what does that communicate? The font, the arrangement...
You can’t judge a book by its cover, they say
Marco Sonzogni Re-Covered Rose: A case study in book cover design as intersemiotic translation ISBN 9789027211903
side thoughts on mantelpiece – Lady’s mantle
What is illustration? Illumination? Or are we back at translation?
The silence or non silence of colour.
cross disciplinary : multidisiplinary
neither are interdisciplinary – are they still viewed as one discipline with another rather than a web, a muddle of things, a cocktail even. Contradictions find the edges.
synthesis. nondisciplinary. peeling. Unfolding. Multi-inter.
Can’t disregard the paper, the book is not just the invisible support. Words and book created conterminously
the new concrete (poetry)
a memory palace – a non linear book (how?) similarity
craft isn’t just about materiality, it is the whole procedure, the whole process, the skills, knowing how to solve the problem you have set yourself. Think by making.
The scroll: round and round the shoreline of things.
Wyneb – surface – surf (rolling surf) : shoreline margins bleed
Embodiment: data to material.
Drawing breath. (the language of meditation pops up now and then)
metalinks – migrated technology. Hypertext – footnotes.
Listen. Silence required. For creation and consumption.
Ash keys hang at an angel like starlings that sit in other trees