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Re: book arts journals
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: book arts journals
- From: Daria <dherlihy@TIAC.NET>
- Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 12:16:39 -0500
- Message-Id: <199801141750.JAA16904@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "Book_Arts-L: The list for all the book arts!" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
To all BOOKIES:
A quick comment concerning feelings about the publication, JAB....
I enjoy reading it because it is written, for the most part, by academics
who give critical comment about what is going on in the artist's book genre
(notice the word genre...an esoteric noun used by art critics!) Hands-on
artists who are completely involved in their work may not be that interested in
what the word-mongers argue about. But they certainly have a place.
They are caught up in analysis ! They are like analytical
historians. They delve into what book artists have done, what they are now
doing, and try to predict the trends and what is right or wrong about it all--
in their humble opinions. And that's great, too.
(I must say that I like reading whatever Johnna Drucker might write. She
knows the difference between an art book and an artist's book!)