Where artists' books and the book arts meet online...
Des Cowley, Anna Welch and myself were recently the guest editors of special issue of The LaTrobe Journal, the State Library of Victoria's schoilarly journal on the theme of "Creating and Collecting: Artists' books in Australia'.
The issue includes essays by Helen Cole, Andrew Schuller, Sasha Grishin, Steven Tonkin, Caren Florance, Peter Anderson, Marian Macken and Doug Spowart as well as a photo essay on artists' books in the State Library's collection and a fabulous cover by Gracia and Louise.
You should be able to get copies from Readings Bookstore at http://www.readings.com.au/shopping-online
There is an extract from the introduction on the Library's website at http://blogs.slv.vic.gov.au/our-stories/what-is-an-artist-book/
The Journal also complements the Library's new exhibition as well Inspiration by Design: Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert ... which contains some great examples of book arts...
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