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- Definition of the Artist's Book:
Transcript of a discussion held on Book_Arts-L in 1998. Topics included:
Definition of the Artist's Book; What is a Book; BSO's (Book Shaped
Objects); Art vs. Craft.
- Development of the Artist's Book:
What is a book? An artist's book? A livre d'artiste? Written by Peter
- From the Traditional to the Transformative:
Two Approaches to Visual Books, an article "compiled" by Mary Stewart
in which Nancy Callahan and Peter Verheyen discuss the book arts. The
article was published in Volume 4, Issue 1, Summer/Fall 1996 of the
Journal for the Mid America Print Council.
- The Future of Hand Bookbinding:
By Sam Ellenport.
- Getting us out / Bringing us together:
How listservs and the Web have changed the way in which book artists
work and communicate. Presented at "Hot
Type in a Cold World," a symposium celebrating the 25th anniversary
of the Silver Buckle Press at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
November 20, 1998.
- Is It A Book?: A page on nonlinearity in
literature and the book arts by Karen Drayne (a.k.a. Powell), Barbara
Davison, and Emily-Jane Dawson.
/ The Bone Folder: Dialog between a bibliophile and bookbinder
written in 1922 by Ernst Collin. Available are the full-text of the
German original as well as the full-text, a downloadable edition in
signatures, and a Lulu POD edition. This translation originall appeared
in the 2009 edition of the Guild of Book Workers Journal, 2009.
- The Philobiblon of Richard De Bury:
The first book about the meaning, care, and handling of books.
- The Virtual Codex from Page Space to E-space:
A lecture by Johanna Drucker to the Syracuse University History of the
- The Whatness of Bookness:
Letter by Philip Smith on definition of the book.
- Why Book Art Matters: An article
by Kathy Walkup, Director of the Book Arts Program at Mills College.