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Doug Beube: Breaking the Codex March 24, 2014 – Posted in: Art, book arts, Conceptual Art

 The codex, compared with computers, is undeniably limited in its capacity to store, perpetuate, generate and recreate information, I accept these boundaries – Doug Beube We can call Beube the Constant Gardner of the book. for three decades he has fed and watered the book in all of its metaphorical and material aspects -Betty Bright Life, 2004 For over 30 years now Doug Beube has cut, folded and gouged his way through life. He along with…

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Finnegans Sleep March 11, 2014 – Posted in: Conceptual Art

If reading James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake in bed isn’t enough to put you to sleep perhaps Elling Lien’s 12 minute music box version will. Lien “took the first few paragraphs from the first ten chapters of Finnegans Wake… printed them onto strips of paper… then punched out the vowels (including Y!) and ran the cards through a punchcard music box player” Good night! h/t BibliOdyssey  

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Visual Libris: 100 artists and the books that influenced them March 6, 2014 – Posted in: Art, Books and Art, Conceptual Art, Exhibits

Fahrenheit 451 by Frank Germano. “Montag and Clarisse” 18” x 40” (framed, approximately 22” x 44”). Ink and acrylic.   Inspired by the The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference that invaded Seattle last week artist Siolo Thompson put out the call for artists to create works derived from books that impacted their lives. 100 artists contributed and all genres, from sci-fi to non-fiction, poetry to romance are included. The result is the nothing short of spectacular. Ex Libris: 100…

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A Bookish Look at Art Basel 2013 June 13, 2013 – Posted in: Books and Art, Conceptual Art, Installation

Art Basel is the world’s premier international gathering  for Modern and contemporary art. The leading art galleries from all over the globe converge on its shows held in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong each year. Fortunately for those who can’t make it to Art Basel 2013, which begins today in Basel, Switzerland, Artsy gives us a front row seat to  the action. Here is a small sampling of works for the book set that are…

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