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In Search of the Book as a Work of Art

Writer: Alan Loney
Categories: Reference / Exegesis

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Reference no.:R/Lon.A/19.00

Book title: In Search of the Book as a Work of Art
Published by: Opifex
Year made: 2019
Place made: Australia
Original: Yes
Dimensions: 150 x 230
Binder: commercial binding
Physical description: soft cover, perfect binding
Further information:
"'In Search of the Book as a Work of Art' is a probing series of questions about how we understand the words 'art' and 'book' and what happens when we put them together. It argues that the categories by which we have distinguished different kinds of books no longer tell us what we are looking at when we look at new books, including many by trade publishers. Categories like 'fine press book' and 'artist book' have served useful purposes in the past, but are now redundant in the face of the incredible range of categorical overlaps in books that people are actually making. Along the way, this book explores and explodes a number of current ideas about books whose use-by dates are seen by the author as well and truly passed." (from the back cover blurb)
The foreword is by Paul F. Gehl.

Writer: Alan Loney

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