Book Art

Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books
Editors: Paul Sloman
Release Date: March 2011
Credits: Text by Christine Antaya
Format: 20 x 24 cm
Features: 208 pages, full color, hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-89955-366-6


 For centuries books have contained and presented the written words that have allowed humankind to study and interpret the world. As texts have become readily available through different media, contemporary artists have been increasingly exploring the interplay between the function, structure, and format of books. Book Art is a stunning documentation of current art, installation, and design created with and from books. The fascinating range of examples, which is as diverse as books themselves, offers eloquent proof thatódespite or because of digital media's inroads as sources of text informationóthe book's legacy as a carrier of ideas and communication is being expanded today.

 

Features the work of:

Thomas AllenLine AndersenMartin Andersen; Cara Barer; Kyle BeanDoug BeubeXu Bing; Michael Bom; Jonathan BoydLaura Cahill; Jonathan Callan; Nicola Dale; Brian DettmerOlafur Eliasson; Gene Epstein; Nicholas GalaninYvette HawkinsGraham HayNicci HaynesSamantha Huang; Johan Hybschmann;Takeshi IshiguroEvguenia JokhovaNicholas JonesAnish KapoorYoshimi KiharaJob KoelewijnLisa KokinMatej Kren; Guy Laramee; Alicia Martin; Steve McPhersonNendoNobody & Co; Daniele Papuli; Susan PorteousJ Ignacio Diaz de RabagoRos RixonJim RosenauDonna RuffJacqueline Rush LeeGeorgia RussellMike StilkeyJanna SyvanojaRobert TheTwelve South and Richard Wentworth