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Paper presented by Richard Minsky at the 2001 SHARP conference.
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a collection of 212 Latin emblem poems, each consisting of a motto (a
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text. Alciato's book was first published in 1531, with this text being
from the 1621 edition.
Arts Publishing: Artists' Books (1960-1980) by Stephen Perkins.
American Bookbinders Museum:
The only museum in the world dedicated entirely to the history of bookbinding.
Visit in person in San Francisco or online.
- An Interview with
Mr. Richard Minsky: Professional & Academic Perspectives of
Book Art. At Artschools.com.
- Arbeitskreis für die
Erfassung und Erschließung Historischer Bucheinbände (AEB)
/ Association for the Recording and Reconstruction of Historical Bookbindings:
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Artist's book collection and information site with link to many German
language sites and resources. In German.
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Search Sunshine Artist magazine's database of over
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Search for an art/crafts show, festival or fair by dates, city, state,
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French language journal for fine binding and the book arts.
- Artist Book News: A central
marketplace for buyers and sellers of the book arts online. A high quality
printed Newsletter is published Spring and Fall, promoting book artists
to buyers worldwide.
Books Information at Yale: Organized by Jae Jennifer Rossman at
the Yale University Arts of the Book Collection..
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developments, products, and news, in the fields of hand and commercial
binding. In German.
- The Book,
an Introduction: an overview of the history of the book and the
book as art from the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild website.
- Book Arts Newsletter:
Published monthly by Sara Bodman of the Centre
for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England,
- Book History Online: A project
of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands,
BHO is a database in English on the history of the printed book and
libraries. It contains titles of books and articles on the history of
the printed book worldwide. It is based on ABHB, the Annual Bibliography
of the History of the printed Book and Libraries. This annual book
publication (published under the auspices of the Committee on Rare Books
and Manuscripts of the International Federation of Library Associations
and Institutions) is produced in collaboration with editors in more
than 30 countries.
- Booktown: of a project between
five European book towns. The Site is developmental and during the project
period different services will be tried out. The EU-project BookTownNet
aims at making Book Towns more readily accessible to the public, and
to create a network between the towns.
- Dog Eared Magazine:
A journal of book arts.
Cover Art: Whether Private Manuscripts or Rare Books, Custom Bookbinding
Gives Them a Great Look: From Cigar Aficionado, Spring 1996.
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- John DePol, Wood Engraver:
One of America's most noted wood engravers.
a Binding for a Book Not Yet Written, by Kitty Maryatt: This article
first appeared in Abracadabra, the Journal for the Alliance for
Contemporary Book Arts, Special Bookbinding Issue, Number Seven, Spring
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Pages: Your window on the rubber stamp world!
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- WOID (A journal of visual language): By Paul Werner.
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the Internet Archive.
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- The European
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Features online exhibit Treasures from Europe's National Libraries.
- Exlibris: International bookplate
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for the web.
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Two Approaches to Visual Books, an article "compiled" by Mary Stewart
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article was published in Volume 4, Issue 1, Summer/Fall 1996 of the
Journal for the Mid America Print Council
- Graphic Artists Guild: Artists union
(now part of UAW) which also publishes Pricing and Ethical Guidelines.
in Plain Sight: A brief History of Fore-edge painting: From the
Gill Fore-edge Painting Collection at Marist College.
Journal of Artists' Books (JAB): Published by Brad Freeman, founded
in 1994, the only publication devoted exclusively to criticism in the
field of artists' books. Contains artists' pages, interviews, critical
and historical articles, and reviews of books.
- Literatur Welt: Links
to literary resources. In German.
Self-publishing and POD made easy.
- Mail Art: From Yahoo's collection
of index pages.
- Margaret Armstrong, American
Book Designer: Margaret Armstrong was one of the first professional
book designers in the United States, with her work as an artist and
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- Papierlexikon: German
- English and English
- German dictionar for printing and binding terminology.
- PRINT Online: The digital companion
to PRINT, America's Graphic Design Magazine. Updated regularly, it features
the latest from the world of graphic design.
- La Reliure:
Meta-site with numerous European book arts resources.
for the history of books and printing. From Daniel Traister's page.
- Second Editions: Art furniture
from "This into That." Furniture is made from books by Jim
Rosenau. Great fun!
- The Book Collector:
"The pre-eminent journal in its field deals with all aspects of
books, ancient and modern;
with libraries, the book trade and book collecting.
- Tom Phillips Website:
Learn about the work of this noted artist and bookmaker.
the Pages: Treasures from the British Library.
- Umbrella: A journal
for the book arts edited by Judith Hoffberg.
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- Xlibris: Provides publishing
and community services for authors. Xlibris provides authors with direct,
personal and nearly immediate access to publication in hardback, trade
paperback and electronic formats, while enabling authors to keep their
rights to their work. You upload files to them, and they'll publish/print