- Book Arts Web
very useful. its many virtues include an enormous, classified link directory, and also
Bonefolder, an e-journal for the book binder and book artist. back issues are indexed and available.
- book arts on the web :
An introduction to selected resources
College & Research Libraries News 65:4 (April 2004)
- ABsOnline — Artists' Books Online
"An online repository of facsimiles, metadata, and criticism"
This project, overseen by Johanna Drucker, appears to use the Getty Art & Architecture thesaurus, and LC's TGM, classification schemes, described (among others) here.
- JAB The Journal of Artists' Books
- Arts of the Book, Digital Collection (Yale University)
searchable scans of ephemeral materials used to advertise exhibitions, lectures, and new publications at Yale. "This database represents a small sample of our ephemeral holdings (14 linear feet and growing) for which we have received permission to post on the Internet."
- The Museum of Printing (North Andover, Massachusetts)
- Centre for Fine Print Research — School of Creative Arts,
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
- Contemporary Artists Books Conference
New York City, October 23-26, 2008
- Art, Fact, and Artifact: The Book in Time and Place
College Book Art Association Biennial Conference
University of Iowa Center for the Book, January 8-10, 2009
- The Hybrid Book: Intersection and Intermedia
International Book Arts Conference and Fair
Philadelphia, June 6-8, 2009
Hosted by the MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Program at The University of the Arts
Topics include : the challenges of teaching an interdisciplinary medium, the collaborative nature of artists' books, artists as writers, the influence of developing digital technologies, the potential for social change through the medium and the expanding reach and development of the medium itself.
- Imposition Press broadside series
This publication program debuted on Tuesday, 11 March 2008 with the publication of "Miss Nightingale Meets the Big Dream," an excerpt from Thorpe Feidt's The Leibniz-Newton Effect. During an inaugural event at the Paul Scott Library, Professor Feidt declaimed
the entirety of the printed passage, following a variety of introductions, context-makings and obeisances. The "trade" edition of the broadside — 100 copies — is available for purchase, $15 for students, $20 for others. Contact Imposition Press if you would like to obtain one.
- Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book
Conference at Yale University, March 13 and 14, 2008
Hosted by The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Arts of the Book Collection. Speakers: Carolee Campbell (Ninja Press), Macy Chadwick (In Cahoots Press), Steve Clay (Granary Books), Simon Cutts (and Coracle Press), Johanna Drucker, Ann Lauterbach, Anna Moschovakis (Ugly Duckling Presse), C. Mikal Oness (Sutton Hoo Press), Kyle Schlesinger, Buzz Spector (see unfinished www.buzzspector.com), C. D. Wright, and John Yau.
See conference blog for the Publisher's Roundtable: Book Artists in Dialogue at the Arts of the Book Collection.
- Poetic Science : Bookworks by Daniel E. Kelm
Smith College Museum of Art, October 12, 2007 – February 10, 2008
includes images of work on display
- Artists' Book Conference, Wellesley College
June 15-18, 2005
- Kyle Schlesinger
Schlesinger, Kyle. Letterpress printing in the postmodern era: Poetry, media and typography. PhD dissertation,
State University of New York at Buffalo, 2006. Proquest Publication Number: AAT
Letterpress Printing in the Postmodern Era: Poetry, Media & Typography is a
poetic treatise at the intersection of the burgeoning fields of print culture,
media analysis and the aesthetics of visual representation. Building on the
research of Jerome McGann, Johanna Drucker, Alastair Johnston and Marshall
McLuhan, I argue that the aesthetic, material and typographic dimensions of
poetry not only reveal how writing is made, but also how meaning is generated
on the page. For the last 550 years, typography, the first form of industrial
art, has been the primary mediating technology of poetry, the book, language,
and culture at large. While pre-millennium New York Times bestseller Sven
Birkerts' sentimental essays mourn the "fate of reading in an electronic age,"
this study takes a nod from Janus' split gaze, seeking to understand the
futurity of print by looking through its history. I begin by discussing the
American poets Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson and the emergence of the Arts
and Crafts Movement in England — a movement that had a direct influence on
modernists such as Ezra Pound and William Butler Yeats. Taking the work of
William Morris as my point of departure, I claim that visible forms of
communication are anything but arbitrary — aesthetic decisions have deep
political and cultural dimensions. Writing makes history. By the end of WWII,
commercial printers had replaced their letterpress equipment with offset
presses. Young poets, publishers and book artists quickly acquired the obsolete
presses and started a renaissance in fine printing and typographic innovation
that rivaled that of the Dadaists, Russian Futurists and affiliates of the
Bauhaus. Letterpress Printing in the Postmodern Era combines close readings of the works of Charles Reznikoff, Wallace Berman, Charles Olson, Jerome Rothenberg, Robert Creeley, Joe Brainard, Lyn Hejinian, Graham Mackintosh, Rosmarie Waldrop, Susan Howe, and others with extensive archival research, interviews and correspondence with poets, artists, publishers and artisans. This study includes over 100 color images, typographic demonstrations, a glossary of printer's jargon, and concludes with a bibliohistory of the
Perishable Press Limited.
- Morris Cox, Gogmagog Private Press
The Whirligig, by Morris Cox : A 10,000 Word History of a Book No One has Heard Of or Cares About, by Bradford Haas
Scroll down for links to virtual facsimiles, etc. Also —
Morris Cox, A Way of Woman