Welcome. I have begun this blog to talk about a sense of place in artist books. I am investigating four broad areas, using the idea of an artist book as ones own geography of personal place. I hope you will constructively contribute to the conversation.
Follow the five areas of my thoughts, on five days of discussion, to use each day as a page for the area of place I’d like to talk about. I’m looking for a creative critique to move us forward, investigate, discover and apply our thoughts.
Save the date for a Sense of Place in Artist Books panel discussion on Nov. 7, 2012 at 6 p.m., 125 Nolte Center, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with Sarah Bodman, Research Fellow for Artists Books, Programme Leader MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking, Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol, Department of Art & Design who wrote A Manifesto for the Book with Tom Sowden and Creating Artist Books (2005); Betty Bright, independent scholar and curator wrote No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America, 1960 to 1980 (Granary Books), the first comprehensive history of the book art movement in America; Jeff Rathermel, artist and Executive Director of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts; Marianne Coombs, journalist and reporter for Minnesota Public Radio, host of State of the Arts, a weekly program dedicated to Minnesota’s arts community.