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An Exhibition of Artists’ books (Sculptural Works)

This land is your land, this land is my land

Since its conception, the artist’s book has gone through many metamorphoses, allowing artists to widen their presence to places and people outside of the gallery. Contemporary artists’ books range from fine craft letterpress works to one-of-a-kind or limited-edition art objects, to political-based zines and comics. The Artists’ Books Collection held in the Australian Library of … Read more

Bookplates or Ex Libris?

In Little Treasures: bookplates (2008) published by the National Library of Australia (State Library of Queensland Call number: RBHMON NAT) bookplates are described as…”the little slips of paper [that] are much more than just a mark of book ownership. For bibliophiles who attach them to their beloved books, bookplates are indicators of the owner’s personality, … Read more