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Sarah Bodman, who writes our monthly Artists’ Books column, picks her top 10 publications of the year including: a Brexit parody starring a Muscovy duck, a wintry evocation of William Blake’s Soft Snow, and a powerful reflection on the devastation of AIDS.
Poet-artist collaborators Sophie Herxheimer and Chris McCabe take inspiration from William Blake’s last entries in his notebook, creating text and image responses for their book published by Hercules Editions.
This year’s Small Publishers Fair in London features a special exhibition and focus on Laurie Clark. Sarah Bodman introduces the Scotland-based artist and publisher and picks out some fair highlights to look out for.
Edinburgh-based artist, curator and publisher Julie Johnstone has worked with collector and writer William Zachs to create a fascinating exhibition in a private library in the Scottish capital.
It’s my exhibition opening at Brighouse Library on Saturday! I’ve been working flat out all weekend and juggling exhibition prep with prep for another event I’m doing on Thursday: Interchange. I got my publication off to print on Friday, postcards […]
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.
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.
Research into art and mental health informing collaborative newspaper project Dwell Time. https://dwelltimepress.wordpress.com
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.
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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.