Book art object

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Codex Foundation, Nov 10, 2008 - Art - 441 pages
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"Book Art Object" may be the most ambitious and diverse survey of artist's books and the book arts published to date. Across its 400-plus pages of sumptuous color reproductions, it tracks the present state of the art throughout every continent (including Antarctica!) and through every variant of the book arts, from one-off publications to letterpress to artist/poet collaborations to artist's books. Stalwarts of the artist's book circuit such as Brad Freeman and Granary Books are represented here, as well as newer artist's book publishers such as Dobbin Mill, Otis Laboratory Press and Red Trillum Press. Also well represented are small literary presses such as Chax Press, Arion Press, Indulgence Press and Nikodim Publishing. A visual record of the proceedings and exhibitors attending the first biennial Codex International Book Fair and Symposium, "Book Art Object" collects work by many of the world's most esteemed printers, book artists and artisans into a single satisfying volume.

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David Jury is Editor of Typographic, and Head of Graphic Design at Colchester Institute in England. He holds Awards of Excellence for his typographic work from the New York Type Club, the International Society of Typographic Designers and ICOGRADA. Previous publications include About Face: Reviving the Rules of Typography and Letterpress, also for RotoVision. David Jury is a fellow of the International Society of Graphic Designers (ISTD).

PETER KOCH (1904-1986) was an acclaimed natural history photographer and documentary filmmaker and lecturer. He also promoted the Big Bend region as Executive Vice President of the Highway 90 Association, manager of the Alpine Chamber of Commerce, and owner of Koch Travel.

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