Published by Impact Press, September 2017.The ABYB is a biennial reference publication focusing on international activity in the field of book arts. It serves as a resource for librarians, artists, academics, students, collectors, dealers, publishers and researchers, in fact anyone interested in artists’ books!
240pp, 21 x 29.7 cm, black and white offset litho, colour cover.ISBN 978-1-906501-12-9.
Artist’s Book Yearbook 2018-2019
Published by Impact Press at The Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, September 2017
Essays: With her regular page for bookartbookshop, Tanya Peixoto celebrates Kelly Wellman; Endangered Species of Book by John Bently, ponders the disappearance of paper-based books from our daily routines; Liminal Moments At The Edges: Reading Montage Narratives in Artists’ Books by Victoria Cooper explores some examples of the montage within bookworks by Australian artists held within the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane; Peter Seddon Reviews the exhibition Press & Release 2016: Technology and the Evolution of The Artist’s Book at Phoenix Brighton, UK; Josh Hockensmith of the Joseph C. Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA, explains The Artists’ Books Critical Index Project, gathering citations of where specific artists’ books are mentioned or pictured in literature about artists’ books; Egidija Ciricaite considers In the Space of Time - the metaphor of book space as “time” in artists’ books from the Prescriptions collection held at the University of Kent Special Collections and Archives, UK; in unfoldingthinking - Making Book Art with Scientists, Les Bicknell reflects on his recent artist’s residency at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Nanoscience and Technology at Cambridge University, UK, and the bookworks produced to date; from Poland, in What if my artist’s book is not really an object…, Anna Juchnowicz discusses her long-term project using printmaking, artists’ books and installation to express ideas from the poetry of Sappho today; in BEEZER: Library Interventions, Nick Norton reflects on the artists, designers, writers and performers participating in the interventions programme at Leeds College of Art, UK. Since 2013 Library Interventions has been making the creative potential of the library visible to a wide audience; in Un-Flattened: Book Arts and the Artist’s Map, Rosie Sherwood, UK, asks from the perspective of a book artist - Can a map be a reflection of a place, an experience, an emotional response?
Cover design: Tom Sowden
Artists’ pages by: Stephan Erasmus, Gloria Glitzer, Kellie Hindmarch, Sarah Jacobs, Sophie Loss, Hazel Roberts, Tricia Treacy, and Claire Yspol.
The listings sections detail some of the vast amount of artists’ books activity, education and discussion taking place around the world and include: Artist’s Book Publishers & Presses; Bookshops for artists’ books; Artist’s Book Dealers; Galleries & Centres; Collections, Libraries & Archives; Artist’s Book Fairs and Events; Book Arts Courses and Workshops; resources for Design, Print & Bind; Print and Papermaking Studios; Journals and Magazines; New Reference Publications; Organisations, People, Projects and Societies.
In the Artists’ Books Listings section, you can discover 400+ examples of new artists’ books from the information sent in by artists in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, the UK and the USA.
240pp, 21 x 29.7 cm, black and white offset litho, colour cover.