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Discussion of The Invisible Book

Instead of showing itself, it shows “that which allows it to exist”…

Annette Gilbert, quoted above, provides a two-page analysis of The Invisible Book as an institutional object in Publishing as Artistic Practice. The volume, also edited by Gilbert, was recently released by Sternberg Press and contains contributions by Hannes Bajohr, Paul Benzon, K. Antranik Cassem, Bernhard Cella, Annette Gilbert, Hanna Kuusela, Antoine Lefebvre, Matt Longabucco, Alessandro Ludovico, Lucas W. Melkane, Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Aurélie Noury, Valentina Parisi, Michalis Pichler, Anna-Sophie Springer, Alexander Starre, Nick Thurston, Rachel Valinsky, Eva Weinmayr, Vadim Zakharov.

On a related note, the second edition of The Invisible Book recently sold out. Copies of the first edition are occasionally available through the Ebay auctions that Joachim Schmid puts up (he bought all copies).

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May 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm

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Exhibition at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek

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The Invisible Book is currently on view in the exhibition ‘Topstukken’ at the National Library of The Netherlands in The Hague. Read curator Paul van Capelleveen’s blog post about the book here (in Dutch).

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February 5, 2016 at 2:58 pm

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The Invisible Book and the Cheshire Cat

“Like the Cheshire Cat, the book’s vanishing acts and reappearances are unpredictable and partial.” Gill Partington writes a stimulating piece for the London Review of Books blog about the implications of The Invisible Book.

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May 6, 2014 at 6:13 pm

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Exhibition Living Space

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The Invisible Book will be on view in Surface habitable/Living Space at Chaumont Design Graphique, as part of the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival. The work was selected by Loraine Furter. The exhibition runs from May 17 to June 9 in Chaumont, France.

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April 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

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Shortlist Artists’ Book of the Moment Award

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Two of my books were shortlisted for the Artists’ Book of the Moment Award 2013, organized by The Art Gallery of York University in Toronto. One is The Invisible Book, the other We are small. For the 2011 and 2012 editions of this award my books were also shortlisted.

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February 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm

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Artist’s Book Yearbook 2014-2015

I just received the Artist’s Book Yearbook 2014-2015 (they are quite ahead of their time). It’s a fantastic resource plus it contains interesting content besides the listings. I’ve contributed an artist page focusing on The Invisible Book. Below is more info about the yearbook.

Essays: A history of Café Royal by Craig Atkinson; Against Orthodoxy: A ramble in the woods of art by John Bently; Field Study International: Celebrating 20 years in the Field by Sue Hartigan; Women’s Studio Workshop: feminist history and birth of an era by Anna Giordano; Bob Brown’s Reading Machine & the Imagined Escape from the Page by Abigail Thomas; Making it happen with Angie Butler by Linda Newington; Stimulus/response – scratching away at some intrinsic and extrinsic problems in theorising the artist’s book from the far end of a ‘not-so-dark continent’ by David Paton; Book Art Object 2: making a book about books by David Jury; The fourth Codex International Book Fair and Symposium by David Jury; Art as collaboration:  50 years of Edition Hansjörg Mayer – An interview with Eleanor Vonne Brown and Gustavo Grandal Montero;  Student report: When is a new ‘BookArtObject’ not an Artist’s Book? by Pete Kennedy; A New World: Johannes Häfner’s Digital Picture Books by Reinhard Grüner; Reading the Literary Text as ‘Art in Space’ Barbara Tetenbaum’s “My Ántonia” by Nathalia King; The Typographic Dante by Barrie Tullett; Les Coleman tribute page, Tanya Peixoto.

Artists’ pages: Sara Elgerot, Paul Laidler, Stevie Ronnie, Stephen Spurrier, Elisabeth Tonnard, Sylvia Waltering, Michael Weller, Elizabeth Willow, Philippa Wood.

Cover design: Tom Sowden

Information listings: Artist’s Book Publishers & Presses; Bookshops for artists’ books; Artist’s Book Dealers; Artist’s Book Galleries & Centres; Collections, Libraries & Archives; Artist’s Book Fairs and Events; Book Arts Courses and Workshops; Design, Print & Bind; Print Studios; Journals and Magazines; New Reference Publications; Organisations, People, Projects and Societies.

Artists’ books listings: Over 190 national and international artists have also listed their recent book works.

Price including postage: £15 (UK) or £16 (International), 21 x 29.7 cm, 296 pages, black and white offset print. The ABYB can be ordered online at: www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/bookpub.htm

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October 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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Postcard set of The Invisible Book

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In order to shed some light on the nebulous history of The Invisible Book, a set of visible postcards was published. From an early discussion about the book in 1654, to Robert Walser’s sterling 1925 review and Diane Simpson’s legendary marathon reading in 1980, discover some of the highlights in the book’s history through this set of six cards. The set is priced at € 5 plus € 1 shipping anywhere and available in my webshop. Or order by email.

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August 19, 2013 at 9:19 pm

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