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Re: [BKARTS] Telling of the Book Arts World



i agree :)

On 12/31/05, Heather, Robert <r.heather@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Isn't this sort of missing the point that the website is an educational
> website designed to be usable by the general public and students?
>
> My reading is that the themes probably tie into the school curriculum in
> some way - after all Education Queensland (which is mentioned as a
> partner on the website) runs the school system here in Queensland.
>
> So if a school student is looking to research artworks that deal with
> the migrant experience then Jonathon Tse's book 'Portrait of an
> Australian Immigrant' which uses the format of a passport to explore
> some serious issues about migration, displacement and identity would
> form a great place to start looking at these issues as well as looking
> at conceptual artists' books.
>
> Also the State Library of Queensland has hundreds of artists' books in
> their collection and yet there are only a few on the website and when
> you explore the site some of those books are mentioned within the
> different themes multiple times. I think that they are providing just a
> small introduction to the artform - not some sort of definitive
> statement about it.
>
> This is a resource that will assist in making the book arts more
> accessible to a wider audience... Which really is one of the reasons
> that public institutions should be collecting artists' books isn't it?
>
> I would suggest that people should take a longer look into the site
> athttp://www.artistsbooks.slq.qld.gov.au/
>
> Robert Heather
> Artspace Mackay
> Queensland
> Australia
> www.artspacemackay.com.au
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> Michelle Wilson
> Sent: Saturday, 31 December 2005 3:36 PM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Telling of the Book Arts World
>
>
> Dear Lisa Beth and Community,
> I've been mulling over this idea of catagories and organizations in
> special collections, and I don't think I currently have an answer. As a
> book artist, I don't like that the Queensland Library has the themes
> listed so limiting, but I keep trying to think from the perspective on
> a non-book arts person. Would too many overwhelm me? In order to be
> educated, would fewer catagories make me explore and learn more about
> specific works of book art and/or artists? (and possibly realize the
> limitations of the catagories?)
>
> I checked out the page myself, and was glad to see that they have a
> few  catagories that refered to structure and construction, which is
> more  something a book artist may come looking for, rather than a
> non-book  artist. A non-book artist will look for themes, I think, not
> knowing  anything about, say, the names of bindings. But I do think this
> requires further conversation - what are other themes  all of you  out
> there would want to see?
>
> Michelle
>
> Lisa Beth Robinson <cholbrain@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:  > It's sadly telling of
> the book arts world though, that under 'Find
> > artists' books by Theme,' the categories listed are:
>
> Dear Scott and Community,
>
> what are other categories you propose?  How do you envision a
> collection being categorized/organized?  By media and technique? Date
> published?  Subject-theme?
>
> For those of us starting collections, what do you suggest as a
> framework to use for organizing and cataloging a collection? (aside
> from Library of Congress and OCLC)
>
> Take care and have a peaceful new year,
> Lisa Beth
>
>
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