British Library exhibition Animal Tales featuring Dolly: Edition Unlimited, a pop out jig-sawed book by the artist Karen Bleitz, responding to the genetic cloning of Dolly the sheep.
From Aesop’s Fables to Ted Hughes’s Crow, the stories we tell about animals are often stories about us. This exhibition goes on the trail of animals on the page, asking why they have come to play such an important role in literature for adults and children alike.
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The Codex Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of: ALCHIMIE DU VERBE
In celebration of the 5th CODEX Symposium, the 10th anniversary of the CODEX Foundation, and the 500th anniversary of the death of Aldus Manutius – we are pleased to announce Alchimie du Verbe, the first ever CODEX Assembly-Exchange, a carefully curated collection of printed works from some of the finest book artists and printers in the world.
From the earliest written record there have been instances of allegorical figures, shaped language, secret codes, and philosophical alphabets. We have seen the brilliant De laudibus sanctae crucis of Hrabanus Maurus in the 9th century and the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili in the 15th century. In the last 150 years, Arthur Rimbaud’s Alchimie du Verbe, Guillaume Apollinaire’s Calligrammes, Brazilian concrete poetry, and the mesostics of John Cage are noted examples. In the present context, the artwork of Karen Bleitz, Martha Hellion, Russell Maret, and Harry and Sandra Reese, as illustrated in this brochure, are exemplary.
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Article featuring Circle Press works
Speaking of Book Art – Interviews with British & American Book Artists by Cathy Courtney
“Since the mid-1980s Cathy Courtney has been a key figure in the world of artists’ books and what has become known as “book art,” where the book itself is a medium for artistic expression, rather than a container for it.
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Re-defining the Process – featured in the University of the Arts London exhibition and publication: James Joyce’s Typewriter
Dolly: Edition Unlimited – World of Interiors Magazine
Dolly: Edition Unlimited – Design Week