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Thanks John,
What an exciting concept!
I agree it would be interesting to see
the different perspectives.

Is the resulting object considered a collaboration?
Can the binder sell the book as their own?
What sort of arrangement is made between the
"sheetmaker", (not as pleasant as bookworks, is it, Jules?)
and the binder?

My question comes from a recent Haystack Visiting Artist project.
Lissa Hunter and Tim McCreight were invited to collaborate
and their ongoing experience over a two week period was open
to daily observation. Interesting questions and discussion resulted.

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<<Please, can someone explain
this Books-in-Sheets-Thing?
I understand what they are but--
how are they sold?
why are they sold?
and are they of value
when bound by someone
other than the artist?>>
Date:    Thu, 18 Jul 2002 13:59:07 -0400
From:    John Cutrone <jcutrone@FAU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Books in Sheets

         Usually just the folded signatures of a book, which should include
the endsheets.
         Source of printed material for bookbinders; opportunity to create
unique design bindings for printed texts.
         Consider "Stone Eye," the current GBW/Midwest exhibit. The text
was printed letterpress at Larkspur Press, and the exhibit is made up of 31
unique bindings of the same text. Information at
Every one is different, produced from the vision of each individual
bookbinder. I love seeing those differences in perspective.

John Cutrone
The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
Boca Raton, Florida

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