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The Blue Notebook journal for artists' books Vol 7 No 1

The Blue Notebook journal for artists’ books Vol 7 Nos 1 & 2



The Blue Notebook journal for artists' books,
Volume 7 No 1, October 2012


Detailed Description

Volume 7 No 1, October 2012
Holly Pester reviews the publishing collective Information as Material’s anniversary event at the Whitechapel Gallery, London in January 2012. The event, Sucking on Words was a celebration of both sonic poetry and conceptual writing. Also explored is the output of IAM over the past ten years and how their year-long residency manifested their key objectives for art and publishing.

Barrie Tullett of the Caseroom Press, Lincoln, UK, selects key works from the last 250 years as he looks at the book from a design and content perspective, from the novel to the artist’s book and back again.

Andrew Blackley on Publishing Exhibitions, written alongside the organisation of WhiteWalls: Writings by Artists, 1978 - 2008, at Golden Gallery, Inc (NY.) The essay describes a curatorial methodology that has been influenced by the author's artistic and curatorial experiences in publishing.

Nicolas Frespech presents Invent the digital artist's book! A short essay exploring some ideas for digital developments in artists’ e-publishing.

Gustavo Grandal Montero Some thoughts on artists' books in HE teaching and learning. Exploring the collection at Chelsea College of Art & Design Library in London, a re-evaluation of the use of artists' books collections, to enhance and improve the quality of learning and teaching activities in Higher Education.

Julie Barratt talks to Monica Oppen about the catalogue and exhibition, The Silent Scream: Political and social comment in books by artists. The project evolved over four years, and includes 77 books and bookworks by artists responding to history’s darker moments: from William Blake, through the two world wars and on to contemporary publications.

Artists’ pages by: Rodrigo Arteaga, David Dellafiora, Jeremy Dixon, Dave Dyment, Bas Fontein and Kate Morrell.

Cover, badge and sticker designs: Anwyl Cooper-Willis.