To mark 200 years since the publication of Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel, Frankenstein, Liverpool Book Art presents ‘Frankenstein 2018′, a new touring exhibition currently on display at Liverpool Central Library. Sarah Bodman introduces some of the artists’ books on show.
Publishing - a-n The Artists Information Company
This year’s annual Turn The Page artists’ books fair will for the first time also feature a one-day symposium with artist Tom Sowden as its keynote speaker. Sarah Bodman previews the event.
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Reflections on mental wellbeing
Sheffield-based artists Paul Salt and Susan Shaw have been making books together for more than 15 years. For the latest in her series on artists’ books, Sarah Bodman celebrates their approach to the format which sees them responding to natural and urban environments to create unique pieces or small editions.
The assets of the art book publisher Black Dog Publishing and sister company Artifice Books, which went into voluntary liquidation last month, have been sold to the London-based publishers St James’s House Media who say they will be looking to take on projects started by the previous owners.
The London-based publisher of books on contemporary art has gone into liquidation and its Islington book shop has closed its doors.
In our first artists’ books feature for the new year, Sarah Bodman reflects on limited edition letterpress works of artist-in-residence at Salford-based Hot Bed Press, Elizabeth Willow.
Looking for art-related books for Christmas gifts? Here’s eight ideas, including a phenomenal and phenomenological novel, a sumptuous survey of contemporary clay and ceramics, and an international exploration of artist-run art schools.
Sarah Bodman, whose popular Artists’ Books column provides a regular look into the world of artists’ publishing, picks her ten favourites of the year.
The first Falmouth Art Publishing Fair takes place at Falmouth Art Gallery from 29 September to 1 October featuring artists’ books, editions, posters, leaflets, multiples, audio and ephemera. Sarah Bodman previews the event.
A New Dictionary of Art – One Word: 3000 Definitions
Sarah Bodman is knocked out by two new publications from Manchester-based artist Caitlin Akers inspired by Akers’ great, great uncle Billy Marchant and his endeavours in the ring.
John Dilnot has been creating his hand-produced books since 1985 and his work features in the collections of the V&A, Tate, MoMA, and more. As a touring exhibition exploring his practice opens in Northern Ireland, Sarah Bodman provides a snapshot of his many publications.
Social enterprise My Bookcase is crowdfunding for a new feature on its online platform – a unique directory of independent publishing houses across the globe.
For the latest in her ongoing series looking at the diverse and inventive world of artists’ books, Sarah Bodman enjoys the performative nature of Nathan Walker’s Condensations, with its thick screes of words and essence of place inspired by a residency in Ambleside.
John McDowall and Chris Taylor are celebrating 20 years of their Pages artists’ book project with a series of events and exhibitions, including the 20th Leeds International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair in March. Sarah Bodman looks forward to this significant milestone.
Looking for art books for Christmas? Here are ten ideas to start with, including a tour of the world’s brutalist gems, a collection of inspiring and insightful artists’ quotes, and the memoir of an art world celebrity.
Sarah Bodman, senior research fellow at UWE Bristol’s Centre for Fine Print Research and writer of a-n’s Artists’ Books series, picks her ten favourite publications of the year.
A new publication by critic and writer John Berger and artist John Christie presents their correspondence of letters and small books, creating ‘artists’ books within a book’. Sarah Bodman finds reading it an enchanting experience.
Scottish artist Katie Paterson has recently published her first monograph, documenting almost 10 years of multidisciplinary projects that range from a 100-year artwork to streetlights powered by lightning. Anneka French finds out more.
For the latest in her series on artists’ books, Sarah Bodman looks at the work of Maddy and Paul Hearn who, with fellow artist Vickie Fear, are behind this month’s Counter: Plymouth Art Book Fair.
For the latest instalment in her monthly series on artists’ books, Sarah Bodman looks at the work of British artist Angela Thames as her year-long residency at Chawton House Library in Hampshire draws to a close.
For the latest in her ongoing series looking at artists’ books, Sarah Bodman previews forthcoming events at Baltic, Gateshead and The Forum, Norwich.
For the latest in her series of columns on artists’ books, Sarah Bodman looks at the work of Newcastle-based artist Theresa Easton whose new series of books was created at a Victorian era letterpress printing works in Scotland.