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Re: Definition of the Artists Book (YES, again)
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Definition of the Artists Book (YES, again)
- From: J Laflamme <arslibri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 09:08:05 -0700
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Book as an art ,and an artist's book are two completelly different
things. An artist's book can be make by somebody who is not a
bookbinder, who does not know the book structure. For him/her a form or
an image of a book is used to convey a certain message that is not
connected with book as a medium.
Someone that makes a book that is perceived as art must be an artist as
well as an excellent bookbinder. Book as an art must combine two equaly
important elements: an intellectual and artistc message when comes to
the design of a cover,and sound structure. In other words the expression
and form must melt together.
In artist's book, the symbol or an image of a book serves only as an
excuse for expressing some other idea. In an artist's book the
EXPRESSION is a primary concern. In book that is an art both EXPRESSION
,and STRUCTURE are equaly important.
Artist's book? Piece where bookish shapes,objects or book symbols serve
as a form of artistic expression.