Any regular (or irregular) reader of this blog knows that art and books are important to The Art Caravan. We’ve looked at a few significant books and authors amidst the scores of posts about art.
Artist books seem a match made in heaven, don’t you think? I mentioned them briefly in this post about the Athenaeum Music & Art Library (speaking of heaven….) I’ve explored making them, too – creating various structures and enclosures.
If you’d like to know more about artist books, I recommend The Book as Art, one of a series of short videos in Insights, from the de Young and Legion of Honor Museums in San Francisco. Also in the series, Iliazd: Publishing as an Art Form, is a remarkably beautiful ten minute video focusing on Ilia Zdanevich’s fifty years of creating original hand-made books with prominent 20th century artists.
May we all be enjoying time this summer reading books. If you’re looking for suggestions, head to the Good Reads page on this blog.