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Re: [BKARTS] BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 9 Jan 2007 to 10 Jan 2007 (#2007-11)



On Jan 11, 2007, at 12:00 AM, BOOK_ARTS-L automatic digest system wrote:

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  1. st bride library
  2. BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 8 Jan 2007 to 9 Jan 2007 (#2007-10)
  3. MINNESOTA CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS ANNOUNCES OPEN POSITIONS (3)
  4. Entire Collection of Publishers' Bindings on eBay NOW
  5. 2005 Florida Artists' Book Prize web exhibit
  6. Richard Minsky in Iowa City, IA USA-corrections

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Date:    Wed, 10 Jan 2007 11:07:45 +0200
From:    "rachel j. k. grace" <rachel@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: st bride library

(Crossposted to Exlibris and SHARP)

I didn't notice anyone mention the possible closure of St. Bride Library. To
quote the BBC: "The history of the newspaper business in Fleet Street is
under threat with the possible closure of the St Bride library."


Here's a link to the video segment:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nolavconsole/ifs_news/hi/nb_wm_fs.stm? news=1&nbram=1&nbwm=1&nol_storyid=6242989



Article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6237001.stm


-rachel j. k. grace
-fadetheory.com: about books, inside and out

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Robert Heather, another consideration comes to mind concerning how works of art are exhibited authentically.... It has to do with the museum's policies and standards distinguishing the works of living artists, as opposed to those who are dead and gone. It is one thing to display the art of organize collections of art and artifacts of thepast, vanished civilizations, etc. and another that is of a contemporary genre and the works by artists who are alive and quite engaged in the work they do.

It seems to me that the artist is out of the loop. Is it because he/she is not the owner of said works on display? How does that work? Who is in the loop? When I speak of the spirit of book art, I do speak on my own behalf. Do I give up my rights and intentions as to how I intended my work to be looked at when someone buys my book?

It can be said I am naive to think there is an injustice here. It may be said we do not live in a socialist society. This is what capitalism is. Museums represent and respect the donor, the collector, and it does not have to contend with the intentions of active living artists whose works are specimens under glass. The show must bring in the crowds, appeal to large numbers of people, make a profit.

It is this aspect that I am reading between the lines Robert Heather has written.

Ah well, who am I to quibble over such as that? This is the REALITY. This is the way it is.

When I became a book artist, ( in the 1980's) it was to bypass galleries and museums, and direct my effort at addressing individuals who would hold my art in their hands, be alone and solitary and engaged with it. It is, after all a book.

I can see now that I lacked the bigger picture when I started out. -Didn't think like a winner. My art was not heroic, grandiose in scale (read expensive, a good investment) such as was made by many aspiring artists of the 50s 60's and 70s (read the abstract expressionists, et al)..... Book art is not about making it big in a capitalist society. At least not the genre of book art I ventured into, using the copier and the computer to print out my multiples. I sigh, but have not regrets.

Norman Shapiro
book artist
330 W 28th St/ Apt 7A
New York, NY 10001
1-212-243-3370
<http://ufemisms.com/>
<artasidentity.blogspot.com>


Date:    Wed, 10 Jan 2007 04:43:41 -0500
From:    norman shapiro <ufemisms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 8 Jan 2007 to 9 Jan 2007 (#2007-10)

Robert Heather,  you state the obvious, as have I. You from one end
(the curating of exhibitions for huge audiences) and I from the other
end (building my books). Each of us, thankfully, is talking amicably as
to what ought and can be doable for bringing this art genre most
effectively and authentically before an interested and curious public.

I contend (from my end) that more consideration should be given to
there being alternative ways to accomplish this. One algorithm is to
look at the question from the  perspective of how book artists mean
their works to be looked at.

Norman Shapiro

330 W.28 St. Apt 7A
New York, New York, 10001
Phone: 1-212-243-3370
websites: http://ufemisms.com/> <http://artasidentity.blogspot.com/>




Date:    Tue, 9 Jan 2007 16:36:34 +1100
From:    Robert Heather <RHeather@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: review:  The Artist and the Book in Japan

While I agree with the comments below about the 'perfect' book arts
exhibition enabling visitors to touch and hold the books on display it
doesn't take into account the sheer numbers of people who visit
exhibitions as well as the physical security of rare or ancient
objects.
Our Mirror of the World: Books and Ideas exhibition has been seen by
over
80,000 people at the State Library of Victoria in the past 13 months
[http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/programs/exhibitions/dome/
mirrorofworld.html]
and has been a huge boost to popular awareness of rare books as well as
artists' books throughout Australia.


Unless you want book arts to be the domain of just a small clique of
book
lovers then institutions curating and displaying major exhibitions for
a
broader audience will always have to address these issues and the most
cost effective solution is by mounting books in cases. The informed or
inititiated book lovers can still have their solo intimate experiences
with books by organising a viewing with the rare books librarians or
keeper who look after the collections.

Even with their limitations (crowds etc) exhibitions can assist with
promoting popular awareness of book arts and supporting curatorial
research into books that may not be possible without the broader scope
of
large scale projects.

Robert Heather
State Library of Victoria
Melbourne, Australia
www.slv.vic.gov.au


Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 03:00:46 -0500 From: Norman Shapiro <ufemisms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Re: BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 6 Jan 2007 to 7 Jan 2007 (#2007-8)

January 8th, 2007
from Norman Shapiro
Subject Re: review: "The Artist  and the Book in Japan"


I am appreciative of your asking what I would propose, Eric.


It seems to me that curating a book art show must entail the preparing
of limited editions, 'multiples', selected bookart that people can sit
down with and read. Perhaps these are permutations, abridgments,
excerpted and annotated -anthological. They would be made especially by
the artists for the live occasion of the exhibit. It is a live
happening. The show is not one as seen in a museum of natural history.
Works of real bookart are made accessible and available to everyone in
attendance at the bookart exhibition.


I agree with you as there being such books as you tell ones that are to
be protected. But when seen that way they are so many 'specimens',
pinned bugs and butterflies, dead shells, things in amber ( glass
cases).


The authenticity of any art exhibition depends not on watching film
clips of paintings and sculptures, but the actual works as they are
meant to be looked at with the naked eye and to be walked up to, around
and away from.


And, yes, to be touched, handled, fondled, hugged.  Some art, bookart
especially needs to be experienced in solitude, not ALWAYS in a room
full of people.

Norman Shapiro, book artist
Norman Shapiro, book artist
http://ufemisms.com/
http://artasidentity.blogspot.com/
email:ufemisms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
330 W 28 St. Apt. 7A
New York, NY, 10001
1-212-243-3370


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Date:    Wed, 10 Jan 2007 08:50:15 -0600
From:    Dorothy Goldie <dgoldie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: MINNESOTA CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS ANNOUNCES OPEN POSITIONS

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is seeking applicants for a full time Adult
and Teen Programs Manager and a part time Studio Technician. Announcements
of the openings and how to apply are available on our website at the
following link:


http://www.mnbookarts.org/aboutmcba/aboutjobs.html

Alternatively, visit mnbookarts.org, go to About MCBA and then to Employment
Opportunities.


We encourage fellow readers of the Book Arts ListServe to pass this
information along to those who may be interested.  Thank you.
--
Dorothy Goldie
Executive Director
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN  55415
Direct:  612-215-2525
Main:  612-215-2520
Fax:  612-215-2545
Cell:  612-280-7414
dgoldie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Date:    Wed, 10 Jan 2007 10:29:06 -0500
From:    Kimberly Byerly <kbyerly1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: MINNESOTA CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS ANNOUNCES OPEN POSITIONS

Could this be the Dream Job for someone you know...


----- Original Message ----- From: "Dorothy Goldie" <dgoldie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 9:50 AM Subject: MINNESOTA CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS ANNOUNCES OPEN POSITIONS


Minnesota Center for Book Arts is seeking applicants for a full time Adult
and Teen Programs Manager and a part time Studio Technician.
Announcements
of the openings and how to apply are available on our website at the
following link:


http://www.mnbookarts.org/aboutmcba/aboutjobs.html

Alternatively, visit mnbookarts.org, go to About MCBA and then to
Employment
Opportunities.

We encourage fellow readers of the Book Arts ListServe to pass this
information along to those who may be interested.  Thank you.
--
Dorothy Goldie
Executive Director
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN  55415
Direct:  612-215-2525
Main:  612-215-2520
Fax:  612-215-2545
Cell:  612-280-7414
dgoldie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Date:    Wed, 10 Jan 2007 10:57:09 -0500
From:    Kimberly Byerly <kbyerly1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: MINNESOTA CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS ANNOUNCES OPEN POSITIONS

Sorry folks I meant to send that privately to a friend.


Could this be the Dream Job for someone you know...

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Date:    Wed, 10 Jan 2007 11:27:19 -0500
From:    Richard Minsky <minsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Entire Collection of Publishers' Bindings on eBay NOW

I have listed the collection of 500 American Decorated Publishers'
Bindings 1872-1929 on eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110077487478

If you are interested in acquiring the collection for an
institutional library, where it will become available for scholars
and students, please contact me ASAP. It is an extraordinary
resource. My preference is to keep the collection together rather
than to see a dealer break it up for individual sale, and I would
work with an institution to create terms that enable the intact acquisition.


If you have not seen the catalog, which includes a CD-ROM that has
the database, a checklist, and the complete text of the Deluxe
Edition in PDF format, details are at
http://bookarts.net/orderform-subscription1.htm

Best regards,
Richard
http://minsky.com

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Date:    Wed, 10 Jan 2007 13:54:16 -0500
From:    "Findlay, James" <JFINDLAY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: 2005 Florida Artists' Book Prize web exhibit

The Bienes Museum of the Modern Book's "2005 Florida Artists' Book
Prize" exhibition may be viewed on the web at:

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http://www.broward.org/library/bienes/flartist_book_prize05/welcome.htm

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James (Jim) A. Findlay

Bienes Museum of the Modern Book

The Dianne and Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library


Broward County Main Library


100 S. Andrews Ave.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

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954-357-8692 (office)

954-357-6762 (fax)

jfindlay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jfindlay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>=20

www.broward.org/library/bienes_about.htm
<http://www.broward.org/library/bienes_about.htm>=20

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(A service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners)

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Current Exhibition:=20

The Game of War: Books, Toys, and Propaganda from the Mitchell Wolfson,
Jr. Study Centre

Sept. 12, 2006-Jan. 8, 2007

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Date:    Wed, 10 Jan 2007 13:33:16 -0600
From:    Emily Martin <emilyjmartin@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Richard Minsky in Iowa City, IA USA-corrections

My apologies for misspelling Richard's last name in the opening=20
paragraph. And the organization he founded is the Center for Book Arts.
Emily


Emily Martin The Naughty Dog Press 742 7th Avenue South Iowa City, IA 52240 USA 319 338-7266 319 338-5741 (fax) http://www.emilymartin.com emilyjmartin@xxxxxxxxx The University of Iowa Center for the Book emily-martin@xxxxxxxxx

On Jan 9, 2007, at 12:08 PM, Emily Martin wrote:

Richard Minsky in Iowa City, IA USA in March 2007

Richard Minksy, founder of the Center for the Book in New York, will=20=

be this year's University of Iowa Center for the Book Mitchell=20
Lecturer. Minsky is offering two one day workshops sponsored by the=20
Center for the Book and Book Arts Club.
Registration begins January 15th and will close January 30th.
Please contact Julia Leonard at julia-leonard@xxxxxxxxx or 319 351=20
4847 to register.


Three Edge Yapp Binding Saturday, March 3, 9:30 - 5:30 Kolarik Bindery - 16 North Hall $85.00/$75.00 for UI Students

The Yapp edge binding, based on a 19th century model, is generally=20
done on limp leather books, where the edges of the leather protrude=20
beyond the text block. The term has also been applied to limp vellum=20=

books where just the foredge vellum extends and is bent over to=20
protect the edge. In this workshop we learn to make a hardcover=20
leather case binding where the leather extends beyond the board edge=20=

and bends over the three exposed edges. An example with detail photos=20=

can be seen at=A0 http://minsky.com/st-francis.htm
Participants must bring a prepared text block, leather, and basic hand=20=

tools. You will need to pare the leather before the workshop, and have=20=

the boards glued to the leather. Instructions for the preparation of=20=

the text block and leather will be provided to registered participants=20=

three weeks before the workshop. Expect to spend two to six hours=20
before this workshop getting the book and leather ready. During the=20
workshop Minsky will demonstrate the technique of making the case and=20=

casing-in. Particular attention will be given to forming the headcap,=20=

turning in the edges, and making the corners. Each participant will=20
then perform the work on their own book.

An optional work day to prepare text blocks will be offered by Julie=20=

Leonard, Saturday, February 24th.
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Museum Finish and Critique
Sunday, March 4, 10-4
Kolarik Bindery, 16 North Hall
75.00/$65.00 for UI Students

This workshop provides an analytical framework for evaluating works of=20=

art as a creator, curator,.collector or critic. Participants will=20
learn how to balance the forces of object, image and metaphor to=20
create the illusion that the space around an artwork is shimmering.=A0=20=

By eliciting physiological effects, the artwork causes the cognitive=20=

process to create emotional, spiritual, and intellectual responses to=20=

the work. Minsky will teach us how to manipulate the cognitive=20
processes of the viewer, including the stimulation of endocrine=20
secretions, chakras, and brain regions.=A0

Each participant must bring an artwork to the workshop. It should be=20=

their own work if they are an artist, or a work of their choice if=20
they are a collector, curator or critic. We will look at each work and=20=

evaluate it using this methodology.


Emily Martin The Naughty Dog Press 742 7th Avenue South Iowa City, IA 52240 USA 319 338-7266 319 338-5741 (fax) http://www.emilymartin.com emilyjmartin@xxxxxxxxx The University of Iowa Center for the Book emily-martin@xxxxxxxxx

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