Author: American Artists
Year Published: 2004
No. of pages: 45
Illustrations: Richly Illustrated Color Illustrations.
Size: 7 1/2”x 8 1/2”
The idea of the book has a symbolic and cultural significance all over the world. The artists’ book is a relatively new artist medium that addresses so many concerns and issues in artistic production, many of which are particularly important in today’s discourse. This ‘new’ medium has its own complex history, which is older than the history of printing itself; it is about communication technology. The increasing activiy of book artists and the diversity of approaches are offering new views and changing old ways of seeing books. What this exhibit tried to do was display a number of American artists’ books that should begin to provide some insight into how different these books can be. Nearly every page consists of close to a full page rich color photo of a work.
Author: Baumgartner, Peter
Year Published: 1995
No. of pages: 95
Illustrations: 211 Color Illustrations. 15 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 10 1/2”x 8 1/2”
Beginning with a short history of papermaking - from papyrus to paperbacks, this book shares plenty of creative ideas for creating maps, albums, boxes and other items. It includes easy-to-follow instructions on marbleizing objects with many pattern and color variations. Finally, this book provides instructions on how to restore old books.
Author: Olausson, Magnus, Ann Katrin Pihl Atmer, and Barbro Schaffer, eds
Year Published: 1987
No. of pages: 63
Illustrations: 33 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8 1/2”sq
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Albert Bonniers Publishers, this exhibition focuses on their instrumental role in establishing a mutual relationship between artists and books. Bonniers Publishers, highly renowned in Sweden, often drew from the talents of Sweden’s most prominent artists to illustrate their books, book covers, and title pages. This book catalogs the 138 works included in this exhibition from artists such as Carl Larsson, Bruno Liljefors, Yngve Berg, Birger Lundquist, Isaac Grünewald, and Georg Pauli, to name a few. A perfect opportunity to view the talents of these superb artists in an atypical, but similarly intriguing, medium.
Author: Hultenheim, Carl Fredrik
Year Published: 1998
No. of pages: 93
Illustrations: 25 Color Illustrations. 14 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 9 1/2”x 6 1/2”
Experience the world of typography, the art of printing, with this in-depth examination of the beautiful and meticulous work of Vidar Forsberg. A truly unique figure, Forsberg held utmost respect for the materials with which he worked. Rather than opting for the practical innovations of modern technology, he remained steadfast in his faith to the art of craftmanship, and especially to the knowledge and tradition behind typography that have taken generations to develop and refine. For him, typography was not only an empty form through which content was displayed. Rather, Forsberg attempted to convey content through his work. With magnificent illustrations of his books and prints, this gorgeous book, in both form and content, remains faithful to the subject at hand.
Author: Guttorm Fløistad
Year Published: 1987
No. of pages: 79
Illustrations: 4 Color Illustrations. 105 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8”x 5 1/2”
Here are examples of old books and the fine art of bookbinding with a historical overview of European and Oriental traditions. Exquisitely crafted book bindings from Scandinavia, mainly Norway, are pictured. Illuminated religious manuscripts, exquisite leatherwork and stamping, fabulously intricate metalwork, even books with embroiderd covers - books from the Middle Ages, through the Reformation, up to the 1950’s are presented here.