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Re: [BKARTS] BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 17 Apr 2007 to 18 Apr 2007 (#2007-108)



I tried cutting and pasting the link to the photographer but I get an error message.  

Can you give the photographer's name?


Mark Hill
Paper Raven Bookworks


---- BOOK_ARTS-L automatic digest system <LISTSERV@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> Andrew, I have an altered book currently on exhibition in 'Effects of War: 
> Altered Lives, Altered Books'  at the CIIS, San Francisco, April 2 - May 31, 
> 2007.
> Helen Malone
> Brisbane, Australia
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andrew Williams" <pickafightbooks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 11:19 AM
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] (anti)book artists
> 
> 
> >a williams at Pickafight Books.
> > www.pickafightbooks.com
> >
> > I work primarily altering books, though unlike many altered book artists, 
> > I more often than not bind the books myself to alter. I rarely use a 
> > pre-existing book unless it has a particular relevance to the work, or the 
> > title is nice. Like a work of mine called "Preservation" - which is a book 
> > entitled "Preservation", which has been bottled in ethanol with the aid of 
> > musuem staff at Sydney University - The work was made to discuss the 
> > problems of conservation and the practice of archiving books - which is a 
> > double edged sword (as was thoroughly discussed a few months back on this 
> > listing.).
> >
> > Other Australian artists i know of based in Melbourne who work in the 
> > Altered Book genre are Katherine Hattam, Nicholas Jones and Kylie 
> > Stillman. They recently gave a talk at NLA show "How I entered there I 
> > truly cannot say".
> >
> > I'd love for any altered book artists out there to get in touch with me.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Andrew Williams
> > Pickafight Books
> > www.pickafightbooks.com
> > pickafightbooks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> edward van Vliet <etechne@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >> just found an interesting site by a photographer who alters books by
> >> soaking them in tubs and photographing the alterations:
> >> http://www.carabarer.com/index.php.
> >>
> >>   this stirred the question: what other book artists make destroying or
> >> almost destroying books their primary mode of book art? i immediately
> >> think of john latham and dieter rot. but there are obviously many more
> >> (and i'm drawing a blank). any suggestions?
> >>
> >>
> >> In essentials, unity. In nonessentials, liberty. In all things, charity.
> >> - Augustine
> >>
> >> [When looking at art,] we must use our eyes. We must look, and go on
> >> looking till we have certainly seen exactly what is there. We sit down
> >> before the picture in order to have something done to us, not that we
> >> may do things with it. The first demand any work of any art makes upon
> >> us is surrender. Look. Listen. Receive. Get yourself out of the way.
> >> (There is no good asking first whether the work before you deserves such
> >> a surrender, for until you have surrendered you cannot possibly find
> >> out.) - C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism
> >>
> > 
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