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Shredded: The Bookworks of Jukhee Kwon March 10, 2015 – Posted in: Books and Art, Conceptual Art, sculpture

Libro Libero, 2013 “I destroy books…But actually my work is positive. A discarded book is a dead book. I give it new life.” – Jukhee Kwon For artist Jukhee Kwon, a South Korean working in London, the book is where it all begins. “It’s freedom and excitement for me, trying to express what has been hidden inside the book’s closed covers. The book has its own story, its own energy.” Kwon works only with discarded books,…

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Happy Holidays! December 24, 2014 – Posted in: Books and Art, sculpture

Dear friends, Thank you for being a part of Book Patrol this past year. Your support is greatly appreciated. Wishing all of you and your loved ones a happy and healthy holiday season and a peaceful new year. Yours in books, Michael  Pictured: Merry Mirror (2010) by Michael Johansson

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Isabel Barbuzza’s Bookworks November 7, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, bookbinding, Books and Art, Content, Installation, sculpture

Color Reading Color Reading detail Isabel Barbuzza was born and raised in Argentina and is currently an associate professor at the School of Art and Art History in the University of Iowa. Her interest lies “in the relationships between space, place, objects and materials in contemporary society and how through perception, thought and language we facilitate engaging with the physical world.” Her work runs the gamut  from artists books to sculpture to installation. Enjoy!  Disasters…

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Paddington Bear Invades London November 5, 2014 – Posted in: Books and Art, Content, sculpture

A run of first edition of Paddington In 1956 Michael Bond, a BBC cameraman, bought a small toy bear left alone on a shelf in a department store in London for his wife Brenda. He named it Paddington after the train station closest to his home. In 1958 Williams Collins published the first Paddington book, A Bear Called Paddington, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.  To date 150 titles have been published ranging from the original novels to board books…

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Exposed: The work of Jody Alexander October 6, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, bookbinding, Content, Installation, sculpture

from the installation – the lone arranger – a collaboration with laura laura   Jody Alexander is an artist, bookbinder, librarian and teacher working out of Santa Cruz, California whose work celebrates “collecting, storytelling, and odd characters.”  Working with fabric and found and discarded books Alexander binds them up and then combines them with found objects to create sculptural works and installations.   from the sedimentals series detail from a sedimentals piece   miss sook’s dropsy cure…

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