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Library for the artist's book, Sydney Australia

Each New Book

Letterpress printer: Alan Loney
Categories: Reference / Essays

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Reference no.:R/Lon.A/08.00 Place/Shelf:Verso/Code(X) monograph BOX

Book title: Each New Book
Published by: The Codex Foundation
Year made: 2008
Place made: USA
Original: Yes
Dimensions: 140 x 195
Binder: commercial binding
Physical description: stapled booklet
Further information:
This book is no. 3 in the Codex Foundation Code(x) + 1 Monograph Series.
“There is no doubt that fine press books propose a value for their material existence per se. This value could be seen as a replacement/rejection of the ‘spiritual’ value of the ‘sacred’ object. This is not merely the slip of my prejudices showing (tho I do not deny it is that) but also the whole undergarment in contrast to the invisible threads by which the ‘sacred’ has bound communities together over against other communities. The chosen book is the chosen community, even in the avant garde. The question remains – how do I value the book without rendering it ‘sacred’ – even if the sacred is read simply as ‘a thing apart’” Alan Loney

Letterpress printer: Alan Loney

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