A bonus post for the last day of #mapsinthelibrary. You can have maps of real places and fictional places, but what about quasi-real places? Like a version of the United States where every state name includes the word Acid, and all our senators are super heroes. (Illinois has Batman and Prof. X. Rock on, IL!)
This artist’s book consumed the better part of my day last Friday because it’s kind of bonkers, but it was bonkers in the best kind of way for a Friday.
Mutel, Didier, artist
First atlas of the United States of Acid by Didier Mutel, artist, geographer and engraver; under the supervision of Manet, Goya, Rembrandt, Dürer, Duvet, Mantegna, Piranese, Callot, Sechers and Lallier, the XMen of the etching world ; this atlas shows the 50 states of the United States of Acid, their 435 representatives and their 100 senators
Paris and Orchamps : [Didier Mutel], MMXV. [2015, i.e. 2017]
Finally! We've gotten to the first page of Angela Lorenz's artist's book "Soap Story"! "Soap Story" consists of 6 blocks of handmade soap, each of which has a page of the book embedded inside. For 2 months we've been using the first piece of soap at the library, and encouraging patrons to use it to wash their hands when they come to use special collections materials. Today we finally got to the fabric inside.
Once extracted, the pages can be inserted into the leaves of a handmade album that came with the soaps. Stay tuned as we work on getting to pages 2-6! And don't worry, we have a second set of the soaps to keep as an undisturbed archival copy.
"Reality is to Existence as Perception is to?
a - Rationalization
b - Interpretation
c - Perversion
d - Projection
e - Denial”
This edition of our Artists Book Collection features a personality test in multiple-choice format within an accordion style fold. The answers to the questions are either right or wrong depending on the associations brought to them. If you have difficulty with any of the questions and their answers, you are encouraged to seek professional help...
Artist: Wilber H. Schilling
Philadelphia: Indulgence Press, 1994
My artist's book 'London's Lost Rivers ' from 1997. It traced the courses of the tributaries of the Thames, many of which are now underground. This is an area dear to my heart, Limehouse. I'm not usually posting work from the past, but today I have to bind an artist's proof copy. The edition of 100 were sold some time ago.
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Learning you ps and Qs... Calling all performers, also read this and know our past. Honour it. Embrace it. Make new art inspired by it.
The beautiful artist
@annettepfoster bought this book for me, when we went to see #karenfinley a few years ago at last London #spillfestival#pacitticompany
I’m sure most of the stuff I write is tldr, just like the picture... ....The show was great and inspiring - she spoke heartingly of the 80s loosing her nearest and dearest to aids. Shortly after this someone wrote about how younger generations don’t need to know where they came from - as if #marshapjohnson threw a a brick for nothing. In same burn - I feel you should read this to understand the pain of loosing your whole family to an injustice of man-made sickness and the hyper-control a government/big pharma etc & is the powerless little people. I was only small when this was all happening. Kids joked about it in backwater villages, never grasping the severity of their cruel games. As a teenager there was Rumours about me having deadly sickness - like many female born - I came with the hazard label warning, of course none of it ever true. As I grew up, the fuller understandings of the heartbreak was learned in the usual hard way, as I lost, so when a child says “we can just dance in the disco of living 🌈 who cares about past?” I’m like “have you heard the crap that stumbles carelessly from y’gob?” Yes let’s dance but regard the other landscapes beyond your strobed noses... laz
I’m tired of the disrespect & lazy-lack of effort made, maybe I’m old now? Did google take too long to type or did you fell out with Siri/Alexa taking their dead pan AI voices personally or something.... I learn your ps & Qs. Cos one day you too will be where I’m stood, watching from middle forwards and back.
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower. Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour.” — William Blake~ #areyoubookenough April challenge: Poem~ ok, this is not just a book, it’s a piece of “rutilated quartz”, Kraft paper + tracing paper + Gutermann SULKY gold, size A9, and one of the very important references/inspirations to me is Dr. Gary Greenberg’s micro photography of grains of sand~ #bookbinding#artistsbooks#miniature#miniaturebook
Recently Chinese government decided to block all the informations about gays because they consider things relate to gay culture is foul. I know it's not only about discriminations against gays but also about political issue, such as fighting for power between different social groups. However, I still think is a sad thing that a country have to sacrifice a group of its people for maintaining a so-called stable. Race, gender, nationality..... all of the little differences shouldn't be the thing we focus on and discriminate each other for. After all, we are all human beings. The differences are less than the things we have in common. In response to all theses discriminations, I made this book for all the people who are unable to pursue love because of sex, gender or sexual orientation. #artistsbooks#gender#sex#lgbt#gay#micamade
Ed Ruscha’s Twenty six Gasoline Stations, 1962 / Some Los Angeles Apartment Buildings, 1965 / Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 1966 / Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass, 1968 / Real Estate Opportunities, 1970. #edruscha#artistsbooks
The front and back - combined - slipcase to Agnes Martin's book 'Religion of Love', illustrated by Richard Tuttle, Dream Tree Project Inc 2015. This book was originally written in the 1990's by Martin and meant as a late statement of her work and thought. It appears in the form of simple statements and Tuttle writes of it that, 'on the one hand, it confirms her most classical thought (Beauty is the mystery of life), and on the other, adds new thought with an urgency only found in a mature artist of her age and persuasion.' A beautifully produced small book worth seeking out #agnesmartin#richardtuttle#bookcollecting#artistsbooks
This is the book that started my career as a painter many years ago. It is a journal of my garden in poetry and watercolours. It is bound with leather and a painting under transparent vellum with gilded page edges.I started it when my partner and I bought a tiny cottage in Devon and I painted the flowers as they appeared through the year. It was a discovery of the garden I had inherited and I made seasonal plans of where the flowers were growing. By a chance meeting it was published, although that wasn’t my intention on starting, and that publication started the sequence of events that became my artistic career.
#devonlife#cottagegarden#handmade#artistsbooks#botanicalgarden#watercolourportrait of a #country#garden