Artist Books 3.0

Where artists' books and the book arts meet online...


The Artist Book 3.0 forum is for artists, curators, librarians, students, and researchers interested in artist books and the book arts.

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Kathleen Nartuhi replied to cheryl penn's discussion 3.0 # 14 (Holes) in the group Collaborative Mail Art Artists' Books
"Brava Cheryl! The website looks great too."
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MailWorks commented on cheryl penn's group Collaborative Mail Art Artists' Books
"Great Cheryl, very courageous. I find David's poetry very difficult with work into an artist book. Looks very nice though. Regards, Bernd"
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A blog post by cheryl penn was featured

An Encyclopedia of Everything Turns 300 Books

20th July 2013.I have started the collation (massive task!) and systematic documentation of all the works received for An Encyclopedia of Everything, for an on-line catalogue due for down loading when this installation is exhibited in October (D.V. at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban). Two highpoints stand out for me. One, the date of An Encyclopedia of Everything turning 100 books was 29th July 2013. This means that in just a year, over 200 books have been made and swopped and travelled the world…See More
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In the Media

Ruscha;s archive goes to the Getty

Picasso artists' books exhibition in Germany

Article on artists' books in The Age (Melbourne, Australia) here

Article on Central Booking in The Art Newspaper

New York Times review of WSW exhibition at Islip Art Museum

OPB interrview with Roberta Lavadour here

Time Out Chicago article on Brian Dettmer's dissected books - here plus a blog interview here.

Art Forum article on Charline von Heyl artists' books. here

Miami Herald Article about Jaffe centre for Book Arts here

Keith Smith exhibition at University of Rochester review

Review in The Guardian and another in The Independent of the exhibition Blood on Paper at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Engage 12 issue on Book Art is available online here as a PDF.


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