books-as-sculpture by xuyuzhu


									• "Artist's books" don't look like most volumes
  found in a library. They are art objects in the
  form of books. As with painting or sculpture,
  much of the "story" in these books is visual. An
  idea may be illustrated in the book's shape or
  binding, in the materials used, or in the artist's
  choice of images. Words may be used to
  reinforce a message, but they are not always
  essential to the book's meaning.

• Book artists often design, typeset, illustrate,
  print, and bind their own work, or at least
  supervise all these stages of production. Instead
  of paper, an artist may use clay, metal, or other
Why might an artist choose to use
 the book as his or her medium of
Judy Barrass, Sedge
 (top) and Corral
Miriam Schaer
        book of common prayer
        The interior of this book is made of pages
        from many religious prayers and textbooks:
        Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddist, Hindu
        texts are a few that are represented in the
        book. I cut into each of the pages graphic
        icons of other religions to create an
        imaginary "dialogue" among different
        faiths, which focuses on the similarity in
        their positive thoughts rather than the

        The Book of Common
        Prayer, 1996. 5 x 7 x 1.
        Glove driers, acrylic, ink,
        xerox, handmade paper.
Baby Love,
1995. 12 x 15 x
12. Toddler
dress, acrylic,
ink, xerox,
plastic doll.
Plant This Book, sewn concertina binding, found
seed packets, seeds
                           Marianne Little

Flight 2005
12 x 12 x 5 cm Acrylic, etching ink and acrylic paint
Concertina structure using figure eight binding
Thoughts in my mind when constructing this book included the north/south migratory journey of birds,
coldness, white, the Antarctic, costal forms, opposites... The North/South journey is often awe
inspiring, beautiful event to see but can be fraught with perils
Sleeping 2006
Handmade recycled paper, and linen thread
           Isaac Salazar


Mary Bennett
           Cara Barer

"Snow”. 2007 - 36" x 36" ed./25, 24" x 24" ed./25, 14" x 14" ed./25
"The Pathfinder" 2010 - 36" x 61" ed./9. 24" x 41" ed./9. 14" x 24" ed./9
Erica Ekrem

Offering No. 62
Kylie Stillman

Common Oak
Starling, 2009
Jonathan Wiley

 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 2009
                 Guy Laramee

Ryoanji (2010)
In Advance of a Broken Land (Tsunami). Altered book, inks. 2012. 15 x 16 x 22 cm (9 x 6.5 x 8.5 inches).
       Brian Dettmer

Abridged, 2006, Altered Book, 13” x 11” x 4” -
Webs New Inner Diction, 2007, Altered
Book, 12" x 11-1/2" x 5"
The March of Democracy, 2010, Altered books, 18 1/2" x 19 1/2" x 4"
            Olafur Eliasson

Your Home
Su Blackwell
Chatsworth, Derbyshure ‘A Guide to’

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