a double blind peer review collective
Critical discourse on artists books is still in its formative stages.
Shaping the nature of that discourse is an exciting prospect and the pinch has been initiated to advance criticality within the practice, critique, collecting and exhibiting of artists books. Expressions of interest in the pinch from any discipline are welcome - please contact Dr T Mosely for details.
An initial endeavour of the pinch
is to formualte an annotaded bibliography for researchers contributiing to the field.
... dc3p is a contemporary fine art publishing project associated with the print program at Queensland College of Art. Framed within print culture and haptic aesthetics the venture supports studio research into artists book practices and autographic printmaking.
artists books @ dc3p
… the emergence of artists books in the twentieth century as a medium that engages the breadth of our senses was underpinned by collaborative practice between poets, artists and designers within print culture. This intersection between the fields of fine art, literature and design facilitated by the printed book continues to attract interest across the creative arts. Responding to the fields emerging critical discourse a research focus on books by artists textured by 'the haptic' has been established at dc3p. This focus embraces the production, reception and evaluation of artists books within the antipodes. In keeping with the haptic, the nature of the focus is dynamic, responding to the surfaces of the field.
To date those surfaces include;
the abbe events (artists books brisbane event)
these have featured a conference, artists book fairs and exhibitions,
the publication of peer reviewed articles/essays academic papers from the abbe events have been published in The Journal of Artists' Books,
JAB39 , JAB42 , JAB43
the pinch - the development of a peer review collective supporting critical discourse on artists book practice,
the codex events - a series of collaborative publishing events and masterclasses featuring invited and visiting artists or scholars,
exhibitions - national & international, featuring books and prints by artists ,
advances in studio techniques, including
pulp printing - & fine papermaking techniques
other epicentres of artists book research dc3p has links with include: