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Artists’ Books in March

P1040341Alphabeta Concertina by Ron King

 

In this blog throughout March we have featured all 37 new titles donated by Ron King and recently added to the collection.  The display of these books in the ground floor area of Llandaff Library will continue during April.  From May onwards they will be held in the Special Collections room. Workshops can be arranged to see them, and the wider collection, more closely. Just give a ring or email the library if you would like to book a workshop. Do scroll back through the web posts and follow links for more information about each title.

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High Tension (detail) by Philip Zimmermann

 

Tom Martin (CSAD Print) has been working with students this month on an artists’ books project which included a workshop with the artists’ books in our Special Collections.  The students have explored a wide variety of printing methods and have bound their finished work. We are looking forward to exhibiting these books here in the library next term. Keep an eye on our blog for information.

 

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Artists’ Books: ‘E.A.’ Series

In addition to those books already featured in this blog, there are six more in this series held within the Artists’ Books Collection. Each  artists’ proof has been created for exhibitions held at Alain Buyse’s workshop in Lille from 1989 to 1992. All are A5 size with simple cardboard covers.

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E.A.9 La passion du jaune de Naples & de bien d’autre chose by Paul-Armand Gette

E.A.10 Décentralisation by Jacques Villeglé

E.A.11 Frottis by Magali Claude

E.A.12 Le zebre a line: version mystique by Gérard Duchêne

E.A.13 Catalogue des armes et instruments de la manufacture D. N.: fascicule 1 by Gilbert Lascault and Daniel Nadaud

E.A.14 Poisson rouge by Pierre Tilman

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Artists’ Books: E.A.8 ‘La tenue de soirée n’est pas de rigueur’

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E.A.8 “La tenue de soirée n’est pas de rigueur” by Gérard Duchêne

Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same title held at Galerie Epreuve d’Artiste, Lille, opening 24 Nov 1990

 

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Artists’ Books: E.A.7 ‘Photographie’

159 E A 7E.A. 7  “Photographie” by Jean-Philippe Mattern

Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at Galerie Epreuve d’Artiste, Lille, opening on Friday 28 Sept. 1990.

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Artists’ Books: Weproductions Editions 1999 – 2010

Illiers Combray by Helen Douglas and Zoë Irvine is an award winning book held in the Artists’ Books Collection in Cardiff Met’s Llandaff Library. Published in 2004. Read more  by following the link to the library catalogue or on the publisher’s website here.

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New to the collection . . .

 

147 8 MINS

8Minutes by Telfer Stokes 2002. “The title 8 Minutes refers to the time it takes light from the sun to reach Earth . . . ”

148 Unravelling the Ripple

Unravelling the Ripple

by Helen Douglas, pocketbooks, Edinburgh, 2001. “This book could be bound as a circle, the pages like spokes on a wheel . . .”

149 Last Day in Kas

Last Day in Kas

by Helen Douglas, Nexus Press in collaboration with Weproductions, 2001. “Last Day in Kas gathers the temporal and particular within the poignancy of a last day. . . .”

 

Weproductions Editions 1999 – 2010

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Artists Books: Red Square Series

“What started as a series of red and square sized books 15cms x15cms now loosely refers to the books produced between 1989 and 1998. The development has been to a fuller use of layered colour on the one hand and a calligraphic use of line on the other. Movement as a theme of momentum is explored in travel and in dance” taken from Weproductions website www.weproductions.com/redsquare.html

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Ajar (A History of Burnt Pans) by Telfer Stokes and Vsevolod Nekrasov 1991 is a title already held in the Artists’ Books Collection.

New additions to the collection at Cardiff Met are . . .

152 Between the Two

‘Between the Two’ by Helen Douglas, 1997

150 Song of the Thrush

‘Song of the Thrush’ by Telfer Stokes 1998

151 Desire

‘Desire (The Collective Unconscious)’ by Telfer Stokes 1989

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Artists’ Books . . . some interesting journals

Here are a few journal articles of interest in relation to works and artists featured this month in

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Weproductions Forty Years and Counting by Brandon Graham, Journal of Artists Books , Fall 2011, Issue 30, p30-37, 8p. The article considers several notable books from the influential and respected imprint, Weproductions, including “Chinese Whispers,” “Clinkscale,” and “Back to Back.” An elaboration on the 40 year history of the imprint since it was begun by its founder Telfer Stokes in 1971, who was later joined by Helen Douglas in 1974, is presented. Other Weproductions books considered include “Wild Wood,” “Last Days of Kas,” “Illiers Combray,” and “A Venetian Brocade.”

Between the Two by Cathy Courtney, Art Monthly , May 1998, Issue 216, p51-52, 2p. An interview with the artist Helen Douglas. Douglas discusses a range of topics regarding her new book Between the Two, including her handling of the camera, the book’s natural imagery, its absence of text and the quality of calligraphic line that she found through using the camera, and the contrast between the book’s red, velvety covers and the black-and-white imagery inside.

     

Telfer Stokes, Journal of Artists Books; Fall 99, Issue 12, p5-8, 4p. . . . Telfer Stokes discusses the artist’s books he has produced. From the outset, Stokes wanted to establish the way in which books worked. His first book, PASSAGE (1972) included a sequence documenting the construction of a corner of a room over the existing corner. This process of construction involving the existing shape of an open book continued in CHINESE WHISPERS, REAL FICTION, and THE BOOK. The books REAL FICTION, MIM, and YOUNG MASTERS & MISSES, however, no longer depended on the development of each page representing another step in the sequential visual narrative, but involved visual narratives where each page contained similar elements but featured different combinations every time.

King of the Press by Paula Carson, Creative Review; March 1997, Vol. 17, p43-46, 4p. The work of Ron King, founder of Circle Press publishers in 1966, is discussed. Anansi Company, a lively, exuberant wire puppet book based on a series of Jamaican songs and stories, is one of King’s most celebrated pieces of work. King wanted the book to feature puppets that could be removed from the book and played with. He pressed the puppets into handmade rag paper; the paper was dampened and molded, leaving niches in which the puppets could be placed.

Some other journals titles available through Cardiff Met with news and features about artists’ book . . . .

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The Art Book

Artforum International

Blue Notebook

Book 2.0

Printmaking Today

Word and Image

Use the Journal A – Z here to locate the print and electronic journals. Many articles can be found by searching within the database Art Full Text here.

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