Introduction to book arts explaining what it entails. Artist's books are discussed and examples of different types of art books are shown in a gallery. Various artists are show-cased with links provided to the sites of some of the artists.
INTRODUCTION TO BOOK ARTS/ARTIST'S BOOKS
The book arts are a fascinating form of expression.
You might ask:
What are artist's books?
Who makes artist's books?
Why make artist's books? What * Lucy Lippard refers to them as: "neither an art book (collected reproductions of separate art works) nor a book on art, the artist's book is a work of art on its own, conceived specifically for the book form and often published by the artist him/herself." Who
*Book artist Ed Hutchins believes that anyone can make a book because everyone has a story to tell. Many forms and structures can be used to convey the message. Why * Ed uses the term "guerilla bookmaking" as "the efforts to take the book arts to the street and place it in the hands of everyday people." He says, "not everyone has a great ballet inside of them. Not everyone has a home run inside of them, but everyone has a story to tell and that's why everyone is a potential bookmaker."