Monday, July 06, 2009

Artists' Books

This is the online companion to the exhibition 'Typebound', curated by Craig Saper and Theo Lotzheld, which was held at the University of Central Florida Art Gallery from 27 January to 6 March 2009. Typebound's two parts; 'The Book's Bound' and 'Socio-Poetics of Typewriting' is an exhibiton of artists' book works where "two of the book's most fundamental elements - its bindings and its type - are separated and examined for creative possibilities as they are freed of their basic, traditional functions." The works shown were from the Florida Collections and The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry respectively. The website has an introduction to the concept behind the exhibition and the catalogue can be downloaded in full, including a few essays and a number of illustrations. Essays can be downloaded (also as PDF files) independently of the catalogue and there is also a link to images of the exhibition on Flickr.
Link: http://www.readies.org/typebound/
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