Artists Books

Artists Book Exchange #6

After a month of showing my part of the artists book exchange, its time to show you what I received.

I resisted the temptation to open them as they arrived, and stacked them neatly and tantalisingly on my desk aside the computer. At last, late last week, I opened them. I cannot describe the pleasure of carefully opening each package, and exploring the contents. I spent quite some time on this stage.

In no particular order, here are each of the books. I’ve tried to capture the overall visual feel of each one, as well a detail ore two, and a shot of the colophon where featured. I have included a link to each persons website/blog/gallery and hope that you will check out their other work too.

The first one isĀ  “Someone Made This” by Theresa Easton:

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This is by Catherine McCue Boes and is a tribute to an old friend and mentor, Phyllis Attenborough:

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This one is entitled “Rorschach” and is by Cheryl Penn, the originator of the exchange:

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Kensa Rescorla
‘s book is a visual and very personal autobiography:

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Although Ruth Shaw-Williams book is simply titled ‘She’ I am reliably informed that her subjects name is Bunty Cumberpants! She and Victor would have got along well I think!

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Stephanie Turnbull
created a biography of her surname “How The Turnbulls Got Their name”

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Svenja Wahl
‘s book is inspired by Joseph Beuys:

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There are still a couple more to come, and I’ll post those as and when…

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